I had my port put in end of March. Went well and has been working . Two days ago I woke up and it hurt . I touched it and where the hold is burned when touched and then whole thing hurt . It was early to call Dr soni put the cream on it to try to stop the pain. It did so then I was like I can't call the Dr it doesn't hurt and more .
Next day it hurt but I have treatment so I have to put cream on because if it nothing the pain of them putting the iv in would hurt to much . I did tell the nurse but… read more
Colleen, It May be that you pulled it by accident, maybe tore a stitch. If it turns red or feels hot to the touch, or if you start running a fever call your doctor right away. If it continues to hurt I would tell your doctor. Love, YMarcia 🌸
I had to have mine taken out after my 3rd 100 hours of chemo and they put in a Hickman on the left side and I had that one for a year. I am glad you are able to keep yours as the Hickman needs daily care.
The spray is icy cold and numbs you only ling enough to get the needle in the port. The spray every nurse working with iv ports has. I dont think it is otc. Maybe. Nurse told me ports can rotate a little and migrate after years of use. A few times an old hand nurse said he thought mine had simply slightly turned.
But noone has had any problems with it. I will never give up the spray, as I am needle phobic.
Alleycallie4 no I haven't heard about a spray. The cream works when I put it on. I was just concerned about the pain when I didn't use it. I didn't want to mask a problem. But now that you say it can move I'm sure that's what is happening. Thank you.
The port can move, I found out from a nurse. One time a nurse drawing blood had a problem not getting through. An older nurse was saying they can move slightly, and she mentioned never approaching at an angle.
Also, do you get the cold spray numbing? I never feel the needle with it. The nurses dont care if you use it forever. You dont have to "tough it out". I'm slightly phobic about needles so I always ask for the coldstuff.