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How long does it take for the hole in the bone to heal up after a bone marrow biopsy

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Typically: 2 to 3 working days. A rapid preliminary result can be available in hours with a concern for acute leukemia. If a reference lab is used it can take 7-... Read More
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Typically: 2 to 3 working days. A rapid preliminary result can be available in hours with a concern for acute leukemia. If a reference lab is used it can take 7-... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Less than 1 week: The general results from a bone marrow biopsy are usually available in less than 1 week. This will depend on the lab/pathologists reviewing the bone ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Depends: It depends on the expected diagnosis. A metastatic tumor may be detected in three days or so. Workup of a hematologic disorder often requires multip... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Talk to your Doctor: This procedure is under the control of the doctor how perform it.Follow his instruction.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Short term: Should be no more than a few days; and that is on the longer side of the estimate.
A member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
A few weeks usually: Normally- you may feel some tenderness for a week or more after your bone marrow exam. Ask your doctor about taking a pain reliever, such as Acetamino... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Farrell
A Verified Doctoranswered
22 years experience
It Depends: Everybody is different. You must keep in mind that your body heals as fast as your genes and diet will allow. If you eat unhealthy food, smoke and d... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
Depends / 1 week: It depends. If the bone marrow is "packed" with cancer cells it may be obvious on an initial review by a hematologist and/or hematopathologist. Howev... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
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
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