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A 41-year-old female asked:

Will i need time off work after a bone marrow biopsy?

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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 be the reason for which you need bone marrow biopsy.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how do bone marrow biopsies work?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: Bone marrow biopsy and aspirate are done to diagnose disorders of blood and bone marrow. This site provides a short description of the procedure and indications for the procedure. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003934.htm.
A 24-year-old member asked:

How do bone marrow biopsies typically work?

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Dr. Howard Luks
Dr. Howard Luksanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Biopsy...: You are typically on your stomach and lightly sedated. The area on the back of your pelvis (hip region) is injected with local anesthesia and a "large" needle is placed into the bone marrow cavity to remove a sample of the contents.

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