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Doctor insights on: Bone Marrow Suppression Causes

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What conditions can cause decreased bone marrow?

What conditions can cause decreased bone marrow?

Many diseases can do: Radiation and chemotherapy are common causes. Cancer can get into the bone marrow and replace it, thus crowding the bone marrow cells and prevent normal function. Sometimes the cause is unknown..It is called aplastic bone marrow( aplastic anemia). Cancer of the blood cells(leukemia)can also suppress normal bone marrow and cause low blood counts or sometime high blood counts(but few normal cells). ...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


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Can medullary sponge kidneys cause low bone marrow count?

Can medullary sponge kidneys cause low bone marrow count?

No: Medullary sponge kidney is a very benign condition that does not disturb the function of the kidneys. It is mainly a radiological abnormality and can be associated with kidney stones of small variety usually in the kidney it self visible as small calcifications. It should not affect your bone marrow in any way. ...Read more

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Could a bone marrow biopsy cause me problems later in life ?

Could a bone marrow biopsy cause me problems later in life ?

No: There are no long term detriments to a bone marrow biopsy. Although rare, an infection is possible but this still should not cause any long term issues. ...Read more

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Can bone marrow cancer cause death?

Can bone marrow cancer cause death?

Yes: Mortality rates vary depending on the cell line, its response to therapy, and how wide spread it is when it is caught... But all of them can lead to death and debility. ...Read more

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Can severe scoliosis of 49 degrees cause bone marrow failure? Thanks

Can severe scoliosis of 49 degrees cause bone marrow failure? Thanks

No: Some conditions that are associated with scoliosis are also associated with marrow failure, but the scoliosis itself does not cause marrow failure. ...Read more

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Which type of injury can cause bone-marrow cancer for adolescents?

None that is known!: There is no such cause for any cancers. An injury might bring you to a doctor attention, and an xray might show a tumour or some tumour's cause the bone to break, which causes pain, swelling, tenderness, etc and again an xray will show the cause of the break, to be a tumour, which may or may not be a cancer. ...Read more

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Does amyloidosis cause a loss of bone marrow?

Does amyloidosis cause a loss of bone marrow?

Sometimes: Amyloid can be deposited in the marrow and can in some cases thereby compromise the ability of the marrow to form new blood cells. ...Read more

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Does interferon beta cause changes in bone marrow over time and is it serious?

Does interferon beta cause changes in bone marrow over time and is it serious?

Rarely: More precisely interferon beta has rarely been associated with "pancytopenia" meaning a decrease in all the blood cell lines, platelets, white blood cells and red blood cells. It can be serious if undetected since low platelets can result in bleeding and low WBC counts can result in serious infection, but a patient on the drug can be monitored for this and the drug discontinued if problems occur. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more