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Dr. Ritesh Rathore answered:

Is a bone marrow biopsy painful?

Yes and no

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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. Pain killers such as tylenol afterwards for 24-58 hours can be a help too.
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Dr. Shaym Puppala answered:

Does a bone marrow biopsy cause pain?

Yes

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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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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

Can getting a bone marrow biopsy hurt?

It will hurt

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Even with a local anesthetic and some sedation, you can expect a fair amount of pain. Be brave and remember that it's being done to promote your improved health.
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When would a bone marrow biopsy be needed?

BLOOD DISEASES

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BLOOD DISEASES LIKE ANEMIA.LEUKOPENIA/LEUKOCYTOSIS,LOW/HIGH PLATELET COUNT STAGING OF CANCER ARE COMMON CONDITIONS NEEDING BONE MARROW BIOPSY
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What makes an a bone marrow biopsy abnormal?

Change in components

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A bone marrow biopsy in a normal person will find the pattern of cells most often seen in a healthy person of that age.This would include red cells and their precursers (builders),white cells & precursers, platelet precursers & others. In illness, the pattern changes, and some or all may be abnormal. Tumor cells may take over every space& or few if any normal cells may be seen.
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How long could a bone marrow biopsy be sore?

Just a few days

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This may cause some soreness at the site and bruising, swelling and tenderness. Usually this will resolve in a couple of day. One could understand up to a week depending on health conditions, any difficulty with the procedure and any other risk factors. If you are concerned, get it checked out. Infection would be my biggest concern, then a large hematoma would be my next one. Use ice packs!
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Dr. Howard Luks answered:

Could you be sedated for a bone marrow biopsy?

Yes...

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There is no reason not to be sedated and comfortable.
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How painful is a bone marrow biopsy typically?

It depends

Some people have a higher pain tolerance than others. Even at the hands of the most skilled physician, a bone marrow biopsy is at least uncomfortable.
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Dr. Bruce Chou answered:

Is bone marrow biopsy done without anesthesia?

Just for children

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Young children will generally be put to sleep. The rest will at least get local anesthesia which is like novacaine over the hip.
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Where on the body is a bone marrow biopsy done?

The hip

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Biopsies are taken from the upper back portion of the hip. Occasionally, if a suction aspiration is needed, a breastbone puncture can be used.
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