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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience 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
Dr. Stanley Katz
47 years experience Dermatology
Atypical cells: can be abnormal if atyp cells or abnormal amt of specific cells

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
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
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Dr. David Rojer
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tumor: Cancer.
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Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
36 years experience Internal Medicine
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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
22 years experience Radiology
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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Long list: See this site for a list of indications for bone marrow biopsy. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003934.htm.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
33 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Low complication : The potential complications from bone marrow biopsy include bleeding and infection. A physician who does the procedure often will have, usually, a lo ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
58 years experience Pathology
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
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes...: There is no reason not to be sedated and comfortable.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
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
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain: 5-7/10. Pain perception is different from patient to patient though, so keep that in mind.

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