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Plasma cells in bone marrow biopsy

A 85-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 46 years experience
Can be normal.: Up to 5% is normal as long as they are not "monoclonal" meaning derived from a cell. If monoclonal then a bone cancer called myeloma needs to be rule... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
Might be myeloma: Your plasma cells >10% in the bone marrow biopsy mean either smoldering myeloma or active myeloma. If you have elevated calcium, anemia, renal insu... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Hakimi
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Plasma Cells: Plasma cells are a normal component of bone marrow. A higher percentage than normal can indicate certain conditions such as multiple myeloma or MGUS.... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Multiple myeloma or AL amyloidosis come to mind. Presence of anemia,high serum calcium,bone pain are characteristics of myeloma. Both plasma cell dysc... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
If you have monoclonal gammopathy and bone marrow biopsy was done for ruling out multiple myeloma, you likely do not have this condition (less than 5%... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Not really: Presence of cancer cells is only indication of cancer no other cells., to call it a cancer you have to see cancer cells nothing else . Cd-8 t cell... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
This could: Represent bm involvement by lymphoma.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
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
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