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Pain at port site after several months

withabby52
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Joined: Sep 2009

Hello,
I was looking around out here to see if I could find anyone else who experienced this because, of course, it is a Saturday night at 11:20 - not a convenient time to call a doc or nurse. I had my port removed several months ago. It was not a horrible experience; local and a great nurse who kept me occupied while I squeezed the life out of her hand! I don't remember it hurting for more then a day or so but once in a while I do get pain/soreness on the side where the port was. (right side). Today, the area is tender and there is what feels like sore muscles in the site area, upper chest muscle , clavicle and shoulder and the breast. I do some times wake up and find myself sleeping on my right side and wonder if that could have aggravated something. I actually have an appointment with my oncologist on Monday but am wondering if anyone else has had this happen. I am trying to go with the "slept funny on my right side" theory to keep myself from feeling to scared. Anybody?

New Flower
Posts: 4030
Joined: Aug 2009

I felt my port (soreness, discomfort) several months after it was removed. During that time I never slept on my port side. My doctors were surprised and did not believed me, however told me that it was scar tissue. I used "scar-away" silicone strips and lidocaine patch. I am feeling almost nothing after 12 months. Talk to your doc to rule out blood clot.

withabby52
Posts: 6
Joined: Sep 2009

Thanks for your comments. I will talk to the oncologist on Monday and take it from there. I try to stay off that side, but it doesn't always work. Thanks again.

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Bella Luna
Posts: 1572
Joined: Aug 2009

I had my port removed this past September. I feel some tenderness if I press down on the area, but I am not in any pain. It doesn't hurt to call the doctor to ask about it. You shouldn't be in pain. Best of luck to you.
BL

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