Has anyone had a port infection? My mom has a little fluid filled bump near her port and I am afraid she could have an infection.
It could just be a blister reaction from the clear dressing or tape that is put over the needle. Have the nurse look at the bump.
The chemo nurse who finished my mom's treatment noticed it last Friday, mentioned it, but didn't say anything bad about it. I just don't want her to blow it off and end up with an infection. I agree that it could just be a blister from the tape. She has had reactions to tape in the past.
If the area is red or hot, insist that she be checked for infection. I have a friend who had a serious infection of his port, which his wife had to insist on having removed before it could heal.
If it's just a bump - no redness, not hot or sore, less likely to be an infection.