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A 52-year-old female asked:

how long should it take for an iv port placement incision to heal? is it normal for it to be itchy?

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Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 54 years experience
7 days: Healing following port placement is about a week, and that is when sutures are generally removed, although many surgeons close wounds with subcuticular sutures which dissolve with time, and don't require removal. Itching in newly healing wounds is quite common, and avoid scratching for it may result in hypertrophic scar, even keloid formation.

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