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Bone marrow suppression causes

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Bone marrow suppression is a very rare side effect of Vancomycin. Furthermore, oral Vancomycin is not absorbed through the gut.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Many diseases can do: Radiation and chemotherapy are common causes. Cancer can get into the bone marrow and replace it, thus crowding the bone marrow cells and prevent norm... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Do not know: There are multiple different types of bone marrow tumors and the cause for almost all is unknown. A few things like exposure to benzene and radiation ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Mortality rates vary depending on the cell line, its response to therapy, and how wide spread it is when it is caught... But all of them can lead to d... 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Sometimes: Some cases of amyloidosis are a result of plasma cell tumors which can cause a loss of bone marrow. These are al amyloidosis. Aa amyloidosis is usua... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
No: I would look for a different cause. Some amyloidosis (famously amyloidosis al, made from light chains) is caused by a subtle or not-so-subtle prolife... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: There are no long term detriments to a bone marrow biopsy. Although rare, an infection is possible but this still should not cause any long term issue... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
No: Some conditions that are associated with scoliosis are also associated with marrow failure, but the scoliosis itself does not cause marrow failure.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Rarely: More precisely interferon beta has rarely been associated with "pancytopenia" meaning a decrease in all the blood cell lines, platelets, white blood c... Read More
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