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Could my port be infected? Are there any symptoms?

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Dr. Kevin Carson
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The skin and tissues surrounding the port can become warm, red and tender if the infection surrounds the port.
If the catheter portion is infected the there may only be an elevated temperature and chills.

In brief: Yes

The skin and tissues surrounding the port can become warm, red and tender if the infection surrounds the port.
If the catheter portion is infected the there may only be an elevated temperature and chills.
Dr. Kevin Carson
Dr. Kevin Carson
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Yes

Pain, redness, fever, chills.
Is any part of the port eroding through the skin? May need blood cultures. See your doctor.

In brief: Yes

Pain, redness, fever, chills.
Is any part of the port eroding through the skin? May need blood cultures. See your doctor.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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