September 25, 2012 at 7:57 pm #64918gavinModerator
Glad to hear that your pain is not being caused by blood clots. My mum had them in her lungs and as I am sure that you are aware of, they are something that needs to be dealt with immediately! So glad to hear that you do not have them!!
As to your pain issues right now, sorry to hear about them and like Lainy says, I don’t see why you should have to continue to deal with them for another few weeks. I sure hope that you can get some help for this and get to the bottom of what is causing this pain.
GavinSeptember 24, 2012 at 7:27 pm #64917lainyMember
Mmmm, Lisa, something doesn’t ring right here, like what is the big deal to do the lungs if that is what you request? Aso, there is no reason why you should continue with the pain from the port for another couple of weeks. Mmmmmmm, again!September 24, 2012 at 7:12 pm #64916
I see the oncologist on October 5th for a scan of the abdomen and he will look at port pain then. He offered for me to come in sooner but now that I know it’s not a blood clot I will just wait till then. I asked for an abdomen and chest ct scan but they said only abdomen would be done at this time. I explained that I wanted the lungs looked at too but office said after he examines me he can always order another cat scan of the chest area. I would rather do it all at once…uuugghh
LisaSeptember 24, 2012 at 1:28 pm #64915betsyMember
Glad to hear it isn’t something serious but it stinks that you are still in pain. Its been weeks of dealing with this pain. Could they replace the port?
BetsySeptember 23, 2012 at 4:02 am #64914lainyMember
Wow, Lisa, Marion could be so right! I hope you find out what is up and get rid of that pain! No more pain!September 23, 2012 at 3:36 am #64913
Good thought, I will definitely ask next week. That would make sense since it hurts with movement.
I love this group
LisaSeptember 22, 2012 at 5:21 pm #64912marionsModerator
Lisa…just thinking here. Your pain initially began after a nurse accessed your port; is it possible that she/he may have moved it enough to disturb the scar tissue?
MarionSeptember 22, 2012 at 4:23 am #64911
I had an ultrasound today which showed no blood clot in or around the port. The test also showed that the port is in tack and no swelling or infection around it. This is such a relief but I still have a lot of pain so probably more testing next week to find out what is causing the pain.
THank you everyone for your responses.
LisaSeptember 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm #64910tiff1496Member
I hope they find out what is going on. Praying for you girly! Stay strong! xoxoSeptember 21, 2012 at 12:03 pm #64909lulu07Member
Lisa…I have had a dual port for almost three years….I do feel that I get some swelling right after my port if flushed but it is never painful. Also, on a few of my CT scans they did note that there may be a thrombosis turns out there was no thrombosis but again I did not have any pain. The ultrasound should get to the bottom of your pain. Hoping you get some answers and they can relieve you of the pain. Hang in there sending prayers your way…..
NancySeptember 21, 2012 at 3:39 am #64908marionsModerator
Lisa….you might want to take a look at John’s posting.
MarionSeptember 21, 2012 at 2:00 am #64907pak001Member
Sounds like the nurse did something wrong. Was it at the chemo clinic? Most of the nurses there were very good with the needle insertion, but there are few new nurses that aren’t so great. Emily is the best.
I hope they figure out what it is and fix it soon.September 20, 2012 at 11:34 pm #64906pamelaMember
I’m glad you are having it checked out, Lisa. It just doesn’t seem right that it should hurt that long. I hope everything is ok and they can figure out what is causing your pain. Love you, my friend.
-PamSeptember 20, 2012 at 11:17 pm #64905RandiParticipant
I had a port and only experienced pain when I forgot to put the lidocaine ointment on it. hopefully they will figure out what’s causing your pain and fix it.
-Randi-September 20, 2012 at 9:56 pm #7384
Five weeks ago when the nurse accessed my port I felt instant pain which I have never felt before. I called my doctors office a couple of weeks ago because the pain has continued. The doctor said they could have hit a muscle or nerve and to take Advil. The pain is still there and it does feel muscular in that it hurts when I stretch or reach, the pain goes out from the port to the left and right. I have an ultrasound tomorrow to rule out a blood clot. Has anyone else had port pain ? Mine was put in about two years ago.
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