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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Months: The small hole in the bone left by a bone marrow biopsy will heal over a period of a few months. However the size and location of the bone defect wil ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Not long: See my previous answer. Usually a day or so unless there were complications. If longer than a couple of day, i would call the doctor and discuss. T ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes and no: Any biopsy will be painful but in the hands of an experienced doctor and proper sedation (local novocaine) it can be a much more tolerable process. Pa ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Bone marrow biopsy?: I am not clear what you are asking--do you want to know how much bone marrow is removed during a bone marrow biopsy? Generally, 5-15 cc's of marrow is ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: A bone marrow biopsy unfortunately can be a painful procedure. It is only performed when the benefits outweigh the risks, however.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Blood disorders: A number of blood disorders like undiagnosed anemia, leukemia, high red cell count, low white cell or platelet count may warrant a bone marrow biopsy. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
It will hurt: Even with a local anesthetic and some sedation, you can expect a fair amount of pain. Be brave and remember that it's being done to promote your impro ... Read More
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Blood disorders: To diagnose blood disorders, sometimes infections, malignancies. Also used for follow-up.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
48 years experience in Internal Medicine
BLOOD DISEASES: Blood diseases like anemia.Leukopenia/leukocytosis, low/high platelet count staging of cancer are common conditions needing bone marrow biopsy.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Change in components: A bone marrow biopsy in a normal person will find the pattern of cells most often seen in a healthy person of that age.This would include red cells an ... Read More

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