• Port problem

    Asked by whatnext54 on Monday, February 11, 2019

    Port problem

    Has anyone had their port move? Seems like my port is a lot higher on my chest than it originally was.

    5 Answers from the Community

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    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Mine hasn't moved... Have the oncology nurses made any comments about it moving to you?

      7 days ago
    • Sunshine777's Avatar
      Sunshine777

      I had a port in my chest. It "flipped" every week. Nurses and doctors would have to manipulate it inside of my body to get it back to the right side. VERY PAINFUL! No one told me this, but I have a suspicion that it flipped because I tossed and turned in my bed. My advice to you: Sleep all night on your back. Think about sleeping in a recliner.

      7 days ago
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar
      Lynne-I-Am

      Ports can move and sometimes flip. Talk to your doctor and /or the nurses at the chemo center. I was told that big breasted women have a higher probability of port displacement. I have had my port for five years, it is slightly tipped but still functions well. If in fact the port has moved, this may or may not present a problem to its functionality. When a port stops working or it’s placement is no longer ideal, it can be removed and another port can be placed on the opposite side . I have been told by many survivors that chest port removal is quick and painless. I can tell you that I had my abdominal port removed after chemo IP treatments right in the doctor’s exam room and that it was both quick and painless. Please get back to us and let us know what the doctor says about your port. Wishing you better days ahead.

      7 days ago

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