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    Port removal - how long to heal?

    Asked by Mel on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

    Port removal - how long to heal?

    Had my port removed during implant surgery I'm healing well with implant scars, and the port incision slowly healing but I notice when I sleep on left side and the role to my right it really aches in that area. What's that all about??

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    • ticklingcancer's Avatar

      That's normal. I was sore for a few weeks after mine was removed. Seems like it took a little longer to heal once removed than it did when it was put in. Maybe it just seemd that way becuase I was so sick from the chemo. I don't guess I cared about the port....

      over 3 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      Mine healed well when it was implanted although I bruise really easily and was bruised for a long time. My onc wants it in for a year so I won't have it removed until August of this year but hoping it won't be too bad.

      over 3 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar

      I had one for node drainage. It healed fairly quickly, but the scar is not clearing up as fast as the surgery scars and there is a weird indentation around it. Never had any ache.

      over 3 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar

      TC only you could love your port!!! The indentation is normal and is due to the tissue displaced in the area of the port. The indentation will make the port scar somewhat more visable for a long time. It has been almost 8 years since the port on my left side was removed and there is still an indentation and scar. I guess I could get some bondo and fill in the dent and sans it smooth!

      over 3 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      To be honest, I don't remember any amount of time for it to heal...my port was in my left arm.....

      over 3 years ago

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