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Bone marrow biopsy sedation

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 48 years experience
Atypical cells: can be abnormal if atyp cells or abnormal amt of specific cells
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Blood making cells: The bone marrow is where the red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are made. A bone marrow biopsy is often recommended when a physician, u... Read More
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wanganswered
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Many Indications: Bone marrow biopsy is most useful in diagnosis and staging of blood cancers (leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, etc). Also indicated for evaluating... Read More
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Blood disorders: The most common reason for having a bone marrow biopsy is to investigate an issue with your blood cell counts like in anemia or leukemia (excessive in... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Clarify your questio: In what setting? It depends on what disease, how long you have that, do you have systemic symptoms etc? For more indolent disease - like cll for ins... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
Small risk: There is always risk involved in any procedure. Some have greater risk than others. Generally speaking, bone marrow biopsies are low risk, but your he... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Long list: See this site for a list of indications for bone marrow biopsy. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003934.htm.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
59 years experience
See below: Almost certainly they will deaden the area before doing the biopsy unfortunately they cannot deaden the bone so when they penetrate the bone for the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Luks
Dr. Howard Luksanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes...: There is no reason not to be sedated and comfortable.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Not likely: The site of biopsy will be sore for a day or two, but you should be able to return to work the day after. More important for your ability to work may ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Pain: 5-7/10. Pain perception is different from patient to patient though, so keep that in mind.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes.: Unless its being done under general anesthesia, you should eat and drink (including alcohol) as you would as part of your normal routine. If you are ... Read More
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