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what is the recovery period of bone marrow transplant?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
30-100 days?: After you receive a bone marrow or cord blood transplant (also called a bmt), your doctors will watch your health carefully. Especially during the first 100 days after your transplant, you are at risk for complications. You and your transplant team can take steps to prevent some of these problems. Your doctor will work quickly to treat complications that do occur.
Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
It depends what you: Mean by recovery. Recovery takes many forms after a stem cell transplant. Neutrophil recovery tends to preceed platelet recovery. There are other issues thatnaffect recovery, such as the nature of the prep regimen, the stem cell dose, auto vs unrelated donor, the degree of immune suppression required to maintain the graft, etc. Work closely with your transplant docs during this period of recovery.

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Do changes occur in a mother's bones while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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Yes: Both pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause bone loss in mother. You should get adequate calcium through your diet and if needed supplementation. You should do daily weight bearing exercises as well.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What happens during a liver transplant operation for recipient?

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Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
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Removal : Of the diseased liver and implantation of the healthy new liver.
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Can I get braces with bone loss.Think my overbite could be causing front teeth to be loose?

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Dr. David Schneider
Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: However, it is imperative that the periodontal disease (bone loss) be treated so that you are in good periodontal health and in a maintainable level of periodontal health. See a periodontist before beginning the orthodontic therapy. I can provide you with a local good periodontist via e-mail (dhschneid@gmail.Com).
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A 23-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to make a 2 month old baby sit upright. Won't it hurt her back bone?

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Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Not natural: Sitting is not natural for a 2 mo old. Laying on a surface semi-upright is. If you sit him supporting him (like on your lap while holding him), then it is ok. I would not advise sitting him by himself on a high chair for example.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Will partial dentures decrease the chances of bone loss in the jaw?

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Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Better to have em: What makes bone disappear in the jaws is lack of teeth. Keeping as amany as possible and helping the rest of your mouth may help e bone stay a lot longer. Sometimes we will even file teeth level with the bone (with or w/o root canal) and then give you an over denture just to try to keep yu bone level up. The partials will also make it easier to chew food than having an empty space.

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