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Bone marrow biopsy side effects

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
CBC Results: If you can send us the complete blood count (CBC) report which includes Hb, WBC, Platelet counts done from 2 different dates, we can tell you if there... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
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 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: A bone marrow biopsy unfortunately can be a painful procedure. It is only performed when the benefits outweigh the risks, however.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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 male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Blood disorders: To diagnose blood disorders, sometimes infections, malignancies. Also used for follow-up.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
BLOOD DISEASES: Blood diseases like anemia.Leukopenia/leukocytosis, low/high platelet count staging of cancer are common conditions needing bone marrow biopsy.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 46 years experience
Needle biopsy. : A bone marrow biopsy is taken from the pelvic bone. A coring needle is advanced into the bone, which allows one to extract a sliver of the bone marro... 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
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