Sunday, September 9, 2012

A Pain in the Port!

Looking for some guidance here, or maybe just some reassurance.
The area where my port is secured to my muscle wall is painful, well not painful, but irritating to the touch. There is an incision almost directly over it and it is not inflamed or hot or anything like that. Do you think its just healing on the inside, where the muscle is attached to the port, and that is the discomfort I am feeling?
You would think that being in nursing school and having a medical background about 90 pages long, I would know this and not be worried. BUT that is the only thing that is hurting more or less. Let me know your thoughts!


  1. Mine was sore for quite a bit after surgery. You are still healing so I would put a heating pad or ice on it and see how it feels. If it is really bothersome give your doc a call and see if he thinks you need to come in.

  2. Mine was sore for awhile too. Give it some time. Unless it is red and irritated... I wouldn't worry about it.

  3. I say the same as above. The port discomfort took much longer to go away.

  4. Wanted to jump in and second what everyone else is saying. It takes longer to heal than you'd think. :)