Port-o-Cath

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Port-o-Cath

I've just had a Port-o-Cath inserted, how many incisions do you have?

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Hi debbru,

When I had mine put in, there was 3 incisions. 

 

Budgie

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Do you know what they wwere all fot, one to put in the port-o-cath, one to put the catheter in & what was the 3rd one for 

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I’m assuming it was for a camera or other surgical tool,  though I could be wrong.   Initially, I was to have mine put in on the right side of my chest, but woke up with it done on my left.   The surgeon had accidentally nicked an artery with the first cut,  then, when he did get the correct vein, he couldn’t get the catheter through, so he started again on the left side.   

Budgie

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