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A 30-year-old member asked:

Where on the body is a bone marrow biopsy done?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
The hip: Biopsies are taken from the upper back portion of the hip. Occasionally, if a suction aspiration is needed, a breastbone puncture can be used.
Dr. Scott Diede
A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
Hip bone...: The posterior iliac crest (back part of the hip bone) is the most common location to perform a bone marrow biopsy.

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A male asked:

What is a bone marrow biopsy done for ?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Blood disorders: To diagnose blood disorders, sometimes infections, malignancies. Also used for follow-up.
A 35-year-old member asked:

When would a bone marrow biopsy be needed?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
BLOOD DISEASES: Blood diseases like anemia.Leukopenia/leukocytosis, low/high platelet count staging of cancer are common conditions needing bone marrow biopsy.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is there any disadvantage of having bone marrow biopsy?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology 23 years experience
Small risk: There is always risk involved in any procedure. Some have greater risk than others. Generally speaking, bone marrow biopsies are low risk, but your hematologist would be the best person to assess whether the risk outweighs the potential benefit, which is the real question.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What amount is a bone marrow biopsy?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
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 removed during a bone marrow aspiration and then a 2-3 cm small piece of the bone marrow is removed for the biopsy. If you were trying to get other information please add a more detailed question.
A 42-year-old member asked:

When do you need a bone marrow biopsy?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/cancer/bone-marrow-aspiration-and-biopsy
Last updated Aug 5, 2017
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