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I have to have mine flushed every 4 to 6 weeks if I've had not used it. Funny thing is I've had to use it for some kind of reason or another since I stopped chemo. I.E., blood draws, contrast injection for my ct and bone scans, etc.

Hope this helps.

Sue M

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Thank you all for the information about the maintenance of the port-a-cath

Unfortunately not all doctors have informed their patients that this needs to be done. The flushing process has never been mentioned,since the chemo was stopped several months ago. I have read that this is standard procedure on the internet.

Thank you all for the information. Wish we would have know,since it is clogged now.

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Oh my luc, the danger of infection and flushing should have been explained to your brother. I can't believe no one has asked him at his appointments when he was last flushed. You have to be careful that you don't swim etc due to the risk of infection. I know a woman whose young son has a terrible infection from his port (he has leukemia) because he went swimming.

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