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Mom just had a port put in a week ago. She is thrilled to be able to make chemo so much easier (not having them root around for 45 minutes or blowing veins anymore).

She still has quite a bit of pain (she calls it 'discomfort', but I've seen the look on her face). She said if it had been on the left side instead of the right, she would have thought she was having a heart attack Friday night and gone to the hospital.

I know to look for infection, etc., but how long does 'normal' pain go on associated with getting a port installed? Again, Mom sees the benefits of having it, but can we hope for some comfort soon?

Thanks, folks!

:) Kelly

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Had my first chemo treatment the day after my port was installed in my right arm. It has never been a source of pain. Your mom needs to have port reinstalled in fixed. Somethingis wrong. Don't let the nurses and docs say it is from putting it in. Shouldn't hurt that much. pammie

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