Chemo port question

worriedson714
worriedson714 Member Posts: 333 Member

The skin above my dad's chemo port is white does anyone know what that means ? my dad is worried about it so would be thankful for any help .

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  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,625 Member
    edited July 2020 #2
    Not sure...

    but if in doubt, have him contact his Oncologist nurses. I am sure that he must have a 24 hour emergency number.  

    I remember having a bit of a panic - OK, a big panic, when the covering on my port blew up like a balloon while I was hooked up to my 5FU.  I called, the nurse calmed me down and told me all was well. And of course, it always happens on a weekend and usually at night. 

    Tru

  • worriedson714
    worriedson714 Member Posts: 333 Member
    Trubrit said:

    Not sure...

    but if in doubt, have him contact his Oncologist nurses. I am sure that he must have a 24 hour emergency number.  

    I remember having a bit of a panic - OK, a big panic, when the covering on my port blew up like a balloon while I was hooked up to my 5FU.  I called, the nurse calmed me down and told me all was well. And of course, it always happens on a weekend and usually at night. 

    Tru

    yep

    we did that they didn't know what it was either but didn't think it was a emergency and told him to watch his temp and for pain if those are okay just come in monday 

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    Hard to Tell

    You would almost have to have a doctor look at it just to make sure it wasn't an infection.  That is one thing you don't want your dad to get, especially in the port area.  If he is running a fever, definitely call the doctor soon for him to be seen.  Hope it turns out to be nothing.

    Kim

  • Tom M.
    Tom M. Member Posts: 223 Member
    edited July 2020 #5
    Port

    I would have an office visit with the surgeon who put it in. They would know best. I'm sure it is nothing.