• has anyone with a port ever had them break and leak?

    Asked by TKRash on Thursday, May 18, 2017

    has anyone with a port ever had them break and leak?

    found out mine was broken in at least 3 places and leaking badly. Now I am worried about if any damage was caused by it

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    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      What did your oncologist say? Did they tell you what would cause the port to break like that? I presume the leaking was your chemo leaking out of it?

      Obviously, i guess from my questions, it never has happened to me. I don't think i have heard of it happening either. Please let us know what you learn. How did they determine that the port was broken and leaking?

      about 2 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I've not heard of one breaking and leaking like that, but I've heard of other problems, they are not widespread though. I had one that just stopped working and had to be replaced. After that I kept it for 15 years without problems.

      about 2 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      I didn't have a port, but I did have a Taxol leak during regular IV chemo. I had a huge chemical burn on my arm, maybe 6" x 2", w/a big blister in the middle. Then the whole thing crusted over. It was kinda gross. 4 years later, that area of my arm is still darker than the rest of my arm. And when I still had the yucky... do you know how hard it was not to pick at it? I pick at things. Sunburns, scabs, whatever. I managed not to touch the darn thing. Looked like a REALLY nasty 2nd degree sunburn.

      about 2 years ago

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