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... husband and I had IV for all our chemo treatments. I have good veins...his were not so good but they managed to do it that way each time. I never liked the idea of a "foreign body" in me, so I resisted having a port, and having heard some stories of infection and blood clots, I am glad I did. ... (4 replies)
... No, but I have a friend 4 yrs. ago he had leukemia and had a port put in for his chemo, he developed a staph infection in one of the lines of the port. You need to make sure that it's not staph infection, it is everywhere, and most drs will tell you that. They can also do chemo through iv each time. ... (4 replies)
... My husband has a port that was put in beginning of Jan 08 to recieve his chemo for colon cancer. one of the incisions is opened up now and has puss. He called the surgeon that put it in and has an appointment for tomorrow. ... (4 replies)

... A lump is normal... A BIG LUMP that is getting bigger is NOT. Especially if it is hot to the touch, this is an indication of an infection as a possible "puss pocket" is "brewing" in the empty space beneath. ... (2 replies)
... I would say a lump is normal, I had a few at my site for awhile also. My scar looks worse there today, then when I had the port in. I'm hoping with time it will calm down. I found my site to be tender for MONTHS following the removal. ... (2 replies)
... I had my port removed about a week and a half ago as it was infected. I take my last of a 10 day cycle of Levaquin 500 today. The steri strips peeled off about two days ago... ... (2 replies)
Port Infection?
Sep 26, 2006
... Take care of yourself, good things you were on top of this. ... (14 replies)
Port Infection?
Sep 26, 2006
... will take care of it. Keep MOIST, warmish to a little hotter compresses on your incision over where your port was to draw out any puss remaining that your body will create to clear the local infection. ... (14 replies)
Port Infection?
Sep 26, 2006
... plus being in the hospital for 26 of the last 60 days or so doesn't help. ... (14 replies)
Port Infection?
Sep 25, 2006
... Thankfully you had your port removed when you did. What IDIOT compromised the sterility of your port? ... (14 replies)
Port Infection?
Sep 25, 2006
... inflammation...no big deal. They called today to say that my blood cultures were positive so I am going on a 10 day cycle of Levaquin. I am glad I went and got it taken out when I did!! My port was put in Aug 18, 2005. Thankfully it lasted through chemo and TPN! ... (14 replies)
Port Infection?
Sep 22, 2006
... Thanks all for the advice...just a quickie...I had the port taken out today...waiting on blood cultures...VERY sore. She had a really hard time getting it out as it had lots of scar tissue... ... (14 replies)
Port Infection?
Sep 22, 2006
... Hope you have met doctor and got a plan to fix it up. Since you just had surgery and must be pumped in with lots of anti-biotics during and after surgery, it is less likely that it is infected. But I will just say, see you doctor rihgt away, which as per your post might have done it already. Hope your doctor already has a plan to fix it up by now. (14 replies)
Port Infection?
Sep 22, 2006
... This is VERY serious and depends on HOW infected it looks to them. Many times they will put you on a strong antibiotic, especially since some of the irritation COULD be due to it being accessed for so long while you were in the hospital, etc. ... (14 replies)
... My husband has had only 4 so far since Jan because of a port infection, low whte blood cell,etc.He will need 8 more. ... (0 replies)
... She was diagnosed with stage 2 Colon Cancer in April of 2005. She recieved radiation and Chemotherapy up until about August I believe. During which she got a severe infection in her kidneys and uterus. ... (4 replies)
... I started to look up some stuff on male bladder infection to find possible causes and now am worried that Larry is going to be facing even more testing. ... (12 replies)
... rays and CT scans have come back with every thing looking OK. Dr. is sure we are looking at an infection but still no clue to the cause. Larry is spending the night at the hospital so he can be on I V's for fluids and antibiotics. ... (12 replies)
New Here
Sep 8, 2005
... Hope maybe I can get a little insite on whats going on with my Mom. She was Dx with colon cancer stage 4 in late July and had to enter the hospital on the first of Aug. ... (6 replies)
What to expect????
Jan 20, 2005
... It is also a good idea to try and find out what they are expecting to get out of the treatment plan they are offering, and also what other alternatives are there? ... (7 replies)




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