Port pain


I had a port put in on Friday (05/05), and am now 3 days later experiencing pins & needle type sensations on the side that the port was put in. Will this go or should I contact my breast care team?

Dear Gracie,

So sorry to read you have some discomfort, I think it would be a good idea to contact your Breast care team to see if they can help to make you more comfortable.

Wishing you well in the weeks ahead with your treatment and going forward. We have all been there and now we are here for you, keep posting and let us know how you are getting on.

best wishes Tili :rainbow: :rainbow:

Hi Gracie1, 

Thanks for posting. 

It’s good to hear that you got the support you needed from the A&E staff. 

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