Rheumatoid Arthritis Question

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IV Port / Catheter

IV Port / Catheter

Does anyone who receives infusions of RA medicine have a permanent Port or Port Catheter? The nurses are having trouble with accessing my veins on a routine basis for my infusions (I'm usually poked 3-5 times before they are successful) and one of the nurse practitioners in my RA office keeps trying to talk me into getting a permanent Port placed in my chest for easy access to my veins.

I have to admit that this terrifies that crap out of me and my biggest fear is that the port will… read more

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A myRAteam Member said:

I think that is a good option. Thank goodness there are so many options for all of us.

posted about 2 months ago
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