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Your child should avoid activities that could cause damage to the port. Activities include:
A skin infection at the port site is possible if there is:
A bloodstream infection is possible if your child has:
Blood can clot inside the port and cause a blocked or clotted port.
The port can flip or turn under the skin if the stitches holding the port come loose. This is unusual and may only be found when the port is being accessed.
The tip of the port tubing may move to another vein in the chest area. An unusual heartbeat, pain in the neck, chest or ear, or swelling in the chest or neck area could by a sign that this has happened.
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