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plasma cells in bone marrow biopsy

A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
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
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Hakimi
12 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
CD5 and CD23: Positivity are characteristic of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and mantle cell lymphoma. Cll is more common. Low blood counts and enlarged liver and ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: A bone marrow biopsy unfortunately can be a painful procedure. It is only performed when the benefits outweigh the risks, however.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
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

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