Topic: port question

as all of you know,george had his port put in thursday,he has been complaining about his arm hurting up to and around his shoulder,its hard for him to lift his arm,could this be from the port?since hes only had it a few days.Has anyone complained of this happening?if so,what can i do for him?thank you all,love and hugs Lynn

Re: port question

Hi Lynn,

What you described sounds similar to what my wife experienced after they put her port in. Her pain was quite strong in the first two days after operation. The pain got better after a couple of days. Still, she had some pain for about a week.

It's been more than a year, so my memory is a bit foggy about the medications. I think she took Prescription Tylenol initially. Once her pain got better, she switched to extra-strength non-prescription Tylenol.

All that said.... I think you have to see a doctor if his condition doesn't improve soon.

Best wishes,
Eli

Re: port question

Hi Lynn,

Lauren had her port put in the same day she started chemo. It was very sore for quite some time. In fact, even over a year later it gets sore sometimes here and there, but goes away. She just takes her regular pain meds and might add in a few Tylenol. Like Eli said, if it continues to be really painful, I would get him checked by the doctor. You would want to rule out infection. Take care.

-Pam

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Re: port question

thank you Eli and Pamela,keeping a close eye on it..Love and hugs Lynn

Re: port question

Lynn,
My port, should and arm was sore for months. My port has been in for two years and it still bothers me once in awhile. I was having bad pain about a month ago and they did an ultrasound to make sure I didn't have a blood clot, it was fine.
Advil helped me.
Good luck,
Lisa

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