• Port issues...

    Asked by Crohnsbae on Friday, January 13, 2017

    Port issues...

    Does anyone have experience with port failure?? I have Crohn's Disease and recently was ordered to have a power port placed. In about 5 weeks I've gone through 2 seperate port surgeries. I'm rly annoyed bc this second port isn't working either so my doctor is sending me back for a port study tomorrow, which if failed, will mean that I'll have to have another surgery to remove/replace it with another port. I'm so frustrated. Everyone in my family keeps telling me to have it taken out but it takes so long for them to do a normal IV on me. What should I do? I should also add that this entire time my port has been burning, aching and throbbing. No fever, no infection.

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    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      I am with songwriter.

      Try a different surgeon.

      Best wishes

      almost 3 years ago
    • KB2013's Avatar
      KB2013

      Definitely change surgeons.

      over 2 years ago
    • Alemton1's Avatar
      Alemton1

      sound like the surgeon, have you tried a interventional radiologist? they put ports in under flouraoscopy

      almost 2 years ago

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