Reply To: Tell me about plasma exchange

November 6, 2019 at 8:45 am

Sandra I have giving my good points about plasma exchange but the more I think about it I should tell you what I hate about it. The procedure to do the ports can be scary, for my first exchange a groin port was put in with local numbing med and I did not like I was able to see doc do his work. The other 2 times I was knocked out and a chest port put in, I had no problems with meds or the port but I did developed a tape allergy that change how port was taped down. I am not sure what kind of port you may get because of your body not responding to IVIG maybe Jim could help with that. Also I could not do this as a out patient procedure because risk of infection but it could be the type of port used on me.