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|1/21/2012||I am 47 years old and had a surgery to place an Xcela power injection port for chemotherapy. The area where the port was placed is very sore and my shoulder hurts. Is this normal? I saw the Radiologist (who changed the dressing and the area looks fine) and he stated perhaps it hit or is on a nerve. My first chemo appointment is in 5 days and I want to go there in a good pace, not in this type of pain. I am taking Ativan for anxiety so they said not to take any narcotic pain relievers and I did try Tylenol, but it upset my stomach. Will this get better?|
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|1/21/2012||hopefully this is temporary. when the procedure was done you might have been laying on a blanket in the OR that had a fold in it, or got your arm positioned in an unusual way that has triggered this shoulder problem. when someone is put to sleep they can't say, "hey! that hurts! don't bend my arm like that please." if pain doesn't subside by 48 hours however you need to see your doctor.|
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