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Pain From Port

Pain From Port

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

A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

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 šŸŒø

posted 2 months ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

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.
Nancy

posted 2 months ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

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.

posted about 1 month ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

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.

posted about 2 months ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

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.

posted about 2 months ago
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