a curly one!

I suppose a very strange one to ask? but when I lay in bed on my side, I noticed that my PM flips a bit on the side too! to the point where I can even feel the back of the PM with my fingers, I wondered is it possible that it may do a complete flip turn around? just a funny thought that I had? is it normal to be able to feel the back of the PM?only by laying on your side? it does not bother me or anything like that, just the thought of wondering if this is possible to happen? has anyone ever wondered about this? or is it normal to be able to feel the back of the PM?
thanks for any feed back!


Flipping PM.

by Stepford_Wife - 2007-03-29 02:03:26

Hi George.
My PM does the exact same thing. I don't think it can flip all the way over, as it is held in a "pocket".
It hasn't happened to me in the 2½ years I've had mine in.
That's one of the disadvantages of having it under the skin as opposed to under the muscle.
This is a question you can bring up to your EP, just to have peace of mind.
P.S. How long have you had your PM?
Take care,
~ Dominique ~

Mine almost flips over

by Suze - 2007-03-29 06:03:27

Mine turns almost over and even moves up and down an inch or so... But when I asked the doctor he said many of his patients tell him that -- and not to worry. "It won't go too far" he said. .... Let's hope not!!

Hope this helps.

I can put my fingers behind it!!

by tricky45 - 2007-03-30 08:03:28

Hey George, not to worry, it is a cool party trick, I can put my had behind mine and touch the back. Apparently it wont go too far, just moves with the skin and muscle pocket

Twiddler's syndrome is common

by scpck - 2007-11-13 06:11:59

Twiddler's syndrome is common in patinets with implanted IV ports. They play with the implant until it totally turns over and kinks off the IV line. That is a BAD thing.

My Cards said some PMs also have enough slack that when a patient twiddles they can actually make it turn completely over. That is also a BAD thing. He said there is some play in mine, but he makes it a policy to stitch the PM to muscle and it would catch my attention really fast should I twiddle. It would hurt like Hades. In other words don't play with your PM.

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