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Does a port hurt? I got mine today and it really hurts!

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer almost 6 years
 
  • Tiffani Warila Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    The pain will go away. My port hurt for a day or two. I tried to take one percocet, but i had terrible side effects. Tylenol helped to take some of the discomfort away. My biggest problem was sleeping. It took a while for me to be able to sleep on the side with my port. Over time, it did get easier. I dont know if it was a coincidence, but as soon as I had my first chemo treatment, my port felt so much better. I've had my port in for about 9 months, and it's a part of me, I forget it's even there! I will be happy though when I can get it removed! Good luck to you!
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  • Cathy Wadkins Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I had a port put in,it will get better, when you are through with treatments completely then you can have it removed.
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hi, I had the same experience as Tiffani. It hurt and was uncomfortable at first. And I was kind of afraid it would slip or move under my skin. Of course it never did! I took Vicodin for the first two days and slept on the opposite side. Now after almost 4 months I hardly know it's there. Yah there are times my grandchildren bump it and that hurts alittle but all in all its barely noticeable now. I'm so happy I have it. It makes blood drawing and chemo so much easier. I hope your experience is the same too. Best wishes on your journey, jayme
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  • Alice Klobukowski Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    I had my port implanted a couple of weeks ago in my arm. I found that resting my arm on a pillow took some of the pressure off. At night I used the pillow to protect the area during sleep. I got a rash from the tape bandage. Hope you feel better soon.
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  • sheree oden Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I had a port in my chest for chemo I had 11 yrs ago. It was really worth any initial pain , which I don't even recall. The port made the chemo treatments so much easier. I had it in my chest, very comfortably, for 4 years til I had it surgically removed. Don't worry it should be getting easier soon. Of course tell your Dr if it does not.
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  • Susan Reed Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Thank you
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I had my port put in and my first chemo the next day. I did hurt but It made chemo easier. I had it taken out 2 month after my last chemo infusian. It was the best day of treatment. I know have
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    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      I hit the wrong button....I now have a tattoo with two rose buds with a pink ribbon on the scar.

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  • Bonnie Irwin Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I had my port put in early March. It was very sore for several weeks. Now it doesn't hurt unless I turn my neck just right or sleep on it. I start my chemo rounds on Monday. I am nervous if it will hurt when they access it. I couldn't imagine having them access it before it is healed, but many people do.
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    • Susan Reed Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Did they give u script for numbing cream?

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    • Susan Reed Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      When u suffer from previous chronic pain does havingredients a port installed can it increase your chronic pain?

      over 1 year Flag

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