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Doctor insights on: Are You Fertile After A Bone Marrow Transplant

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Dr. Amr Azim Dr. Azim
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Are you fertile after a bone marrow transplant?

Dr. Amr Azim Dr. Azim
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Are you fertile after a bone marrow transplant?

Very likely: Bone marrow transplantation require total body irradiation and/ or high dose chemotherapy prior to the transplant. This will render the vast majority of women and men infertile due to damage to germ cells (eggs and sperm cells). Fertility preservation should be discussed prior to treatment. Options for men sperm freezing or testicular tissue freezing, or women egg/embryo or ovarian tissue freezing. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


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What are the next steps after getting a failed bone marrow transplant (bmt)?

What are the next steps after getting a failed bone marrow transplant (bmt)?

Failed BMT: Please provide more details. The answer to this is dependent on many factors which you did not provide--what type of transplant was done, who was the donor or was it the patient's own cells, what specifically was the cause of failure (recurrent cancer, bone marrow never grew, loss of the graft). ...Read more

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What are things you can't do after a bone marrow transplant?

What are things you can't do after a bone marrow transplant?

Depends: This depends on the type of transplant, and the time since the transplant. Most of the precautions are to prevent infections, such as not working in soil (earth), avoiding crowds and sick people. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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How do you become a donor for bone marrow transplant?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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How do you become a donor for bone marrow transplant?

Donor registry : Open these links: www.Marrow.Org; www. Nmdp.Org; www.Abmdr.Org; www.Dkmsamericas.Org; www.Giftoflife.Org; moremarrowdonor.Org. ...Read more

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How to become a bone marrow donor? I'm interested in becoming a bone marrow donor, but i don't know anything about what that procedure involves.

How to become a bone marrow donor? I'm interested in becoming a bone marrow donor, but i don't know anything about what that procedure involves.

Red Cross: Speak to your local red cross representative. They may be able to do testing, or refer to you a hospital where you can be tested. The procedure for harvesting a bone marrow sample is often painful, as you have to pierce the iliac crest in your hip to get to it. This will be anesthetized, but it can still often be painful. ...Read more

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After a bone marrow transplant is there anyway you can still have kids?

After a bone marrow transplant is there anyway you can still have kids?

Yes you can: depends on many factors though, but the majority can conceive, and should treated as high risk pregnancies, please checkthos link: http://www.motherisk.org/prof/updatesDetail.jsp?content_id=727 ...Read more

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How common for person to have consistent fevers from chemo, just before having a bone marrow transplant?

How common for person to have consistent fevers from chemo, just before having a bone marrow transplant?

Depends: It depends on the type of chemotherapy you are getting and the type of cancer that is being treated. Although some types of cancers, like leukemias, can cause fevers themselves, it usually isn't a good sign that you are having fevers. Sometimes this is expected but almost always needs a closer look by your doctor. Please call your doctor as soon as possible. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How likely is having a relapse during a bone marrow transplant?

Depends: The chance of having a relapse after a bone marrow transplant is dependent on the disease that a patient is being transplanted for, the status of the disease and the type of transplant. ...Read more

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After high dose chemotherapy, is your marrow destroyed, so you would need a bone marrow transplant?

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After high dose chemotherapy, is your marrow destroyed, so you would need a bone marrow transplant?

Not really like that: If the person needs high dose chemo to treat underlying acute leukemia or other kind of blood cancer for instance- the bone marrow transplant is aimed to cure the leukemia/blood cancer-not really to treat the destroyed marrow from chemo. Certain chemo however can cause myelodysplastic syndrome which later can transform into leukemia, and transplant-if possible- would be the treatment option. ...Read more

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Are the age restrictions on getting a bone marrow transplant?

Age is a number: Depends on the type of transplant and patient's condition and disease. It is harder to transplant an 80 year old. Have ppl done autos on them . Yes. ...Read more

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What do patients experience getting a bone marrow transplant?

Intense regimen...: Typically bone marrow transplants completely destroy (ablate) your marrow, usually using a combination of intense chemo and radiation. The new marrow is infused by iv, and you must wait in hospital for these cells to repopulate your marrow (engraftment). Possible complications include infection and graft versus host disease (gvhd). You will spend alot of time in hospital and have close follow-up. ...Read more

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What could be done if leukemia returns after a successful bone morrow transplant?

What could be done if leukemia returns after a successful bone morrow transplant?

Treatments: If leukemia returns after a bone marrow or stem cell transplant it can still be treated. The type of therapy will be based on many factors such as the type of leukemia, ongoing medical problems, prior therapies used. In some situations additional infusions of donor immune system cells (dli or donor lymphocyte infusions) can be performed. ...Read more

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Any advice to a person who is getting a bone marrow transplant next week?

Be ready : Be ready physically and mentally. Keep your positive attitude. Also, you may want to pack some personal items, including things like books, laptop, music/gadgets, bible etc- things that you can do to kill some time. You would be in the hospital for a few weeks by yourself in an isolated room. You will need to have something to kill your boredom and keep your sanity. Good luck and god bless you. ...Read more

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What does a patient go through before having a bone marrow transplant. And after the transplant?

It's complicated.: There are different protoclos but generally it starts with drugs to supress or destroy recipient bone marrow, and drugs to block the immune system so the graft can "take". Blood counts are low, and infections occur, transfusions needed. Once engrafted, worry is graft vs host disease and powerful immunosupressive drugs are given to prevent or treat gvhd. Sites are lung, liver, skin, GI tract. ...Read more

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What outcome can I expect from a bone marrow transplant? What is the success rate for bone marrow transplants?

BMT: It depends upon underlying condition for which sct (stem cell or bone marrow transplant) is being performed. Broadly speaking sct can work more than 50% time. ...Read more

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How long are you out of commission after a stem cell transplant?

How long are you out of commission after a stem cell transplant?

It depends.: The recovery from autologous transplant is much quicker than allogeneic transplant, typically 90 days or so. Recovery from allogeneic stem cell transplant is more difficult to predict, as there are more potential complications, a much slower recovery of immune function that requires avoiding crowds and infection risk for a much longer time. Age and pre-transplant status also play a role. ...Read more

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What happens during a bone marrow transplant?

What happens during a bone marrow transplant?

Replace bone marrow: A bmt or stem cell transplant replaces a patient's bone marrow with that of someone else. There has to be treatment to supress the patient's own bone marrow and immune system to allow the new cells to take hold. The stem cells are given IV like a blood transfusion. The first 90 days are high risk, with low blood counts, infections & graft vs host disease the big issues. ...Read more

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How can you become a bone marrow donor?

How can you become a bone marrow donor?

It is simple: You can register in the national marrow donor program(called nmdp or be the match). Look it up in the internet or you can go to your local hospital blood bank and ask them to register you as a volunteer/potential donor. ...Read more

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Could you explain te exact prcess of a bone marrow transplant; harvesting and transplanting processes?

Could you explain te exact prcess of a bone marrow transplant; harvesting and transplanting processes?

It is not too comple: It is basically a stem cell transplant, cells given intravenously to the needy person. The stem cells are taken from a donor , either from the bone marrow(hip bone) or can be taken from the peripheral blood and then transfused into the needy person. Good luck. ...Read more

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A match for bone marrow transplant? A distant relative needs a bone marrow transplant. How can I find out if i'd be a match?

Short answer: Hla. Human leukocyte antigens (hla) are proteins — or markers — found on most cells in your body. Your immune system uses these markers to recognize which cells belong in your body and which do not. A close hla match between patient and donor is the most important factor in selecting the best bone marrow donor for a patient. ...Read more

Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Bone Marrow Transplant (Definition)

This refers to using chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy to treat patients and then replacing their bone marrow cells with their own stem cells (autologous transplant) or a donors stem cells (allogeneic transplant). Bone marrow transplant generally refers to using bone marrow cells but is often used when using stem cells collected ...Read more


Bone Marrow (Definition)

Bone marrow is the flexible tissue found in the interior of bones. In humans, red blood cells are produced in the heads of long bones, in a process known as hematopoesis. On average, bone marrow constitutes 4% of the total body mass of humans; in an adult weighing 65 kilograms (140 lb), bone marrow accounts for approximately ...Read more