• Has your port ever leaked?

    Asked by nobrand on Sunday, July 29, 2012

    Has your port ever leaked?

    Yesterday at treatment, I left and looked down to find my shirt soaked with blood. I went back and they wiped everything up for me. Said I had a leaky port and patched it up. Today, the bump area of skin over the port is red and blotchy. Wondering if others had the same experience?

    I did learn that hydrogen peroxide is a heck of a blood stain remover! The shirt survived!

    3 Answers from the Community

    • nancyjac's Avatar

      No, I haven't, but it isn't the port that is leaking. The port is simply an opening that guides you infusions through a catheter into an artery. Or, conversely, the opposite route when drawing blood. The same think can happen with a direct stick of a needle into a vein. In either case, blood can can continue to flow through the opening after the needle is withdrawn, particularly if the needle was a bit off angle or inserted to deeply or not deeply enough.

      about 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I had one stop working all together, had to remove it and put in a new one.

      about 4 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar

      I've had my infusion start leaking around the port area, but that was a problem with my pump and tubing, not my port.

      about 4 years ago

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