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In my case, the needle is usually left in from Monday to Friday. The needle part is entirely in the skin and there is a small plastic piece that lays flat against my skin. I just tuck the tubing (approx. 6 inches long) into my bra. It is not painful leaving the needle in and it doesn’t move around or anything. For about the first month or so, it was a little uncomfortable inserting the needle (about the same amt. of pain as having blood drawn), but now I hardly feel the needle going in. I still shower even when my port is accessed, I am just careful not to get it directly in the spray of the water. My port is just a little more than an inch below my left collar bone and about 2 inches away from my arm pit.