Reply To: Starting Plasmapheresis on Monday. Have questions
September 15, 2017 at 9:39 pm
I had plasma exchange through a Quinton catheter in my groin. This restricts movement, but I was already immobile. I had nine exchanges over a three-week period and had no side effects.
I think the doctor installed the catheter just did what seemed easiest in my case. He told me he had no preference for either location. This was not the same doctor who oversaw the plasma exchange and neither one was my neurologist. This is the age of specialization.
There is a risk to any invasive procedure, but I don’t think the risk is great provided that it is done by experts.
I have residuals but these are not side effects of any procedure.