Removal of port due to an nifection - SurvivorAZ

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). Posted on March 16, 2016 View this journey (1 Experience)

My port became infected about 2 months ago. My doctor tried massive doses of antibiotics but they didn't work. So off to the surgeon who removed it, with a local anesthetic, in his office. He didn't suture or staple the incision. Rather he packed it and left it to my wife to change the packing every day for a week. After the local anesthetic wore off I felt persistent though minor pain which continues today, a week after the surgery. It feels like the incision is tight and is pulling. I've been taking 1500mg of Tylenol once or twice a day to relieve the discomfort but mostly I just deal with it. Next week I get a new port put in.

Went as Expected: Agree
Minimal Recovery: Disagree
Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree

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