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Bone Marrow Transplant Cause Infertility
In most cases: I agree with the other doctors but i will take it a bit further. Almost all bone marrow transplant patients are sterile, that is no eggs or sperm. These individuals will then need donor eggs or sperm to achieve a pregnancy with their partners (or as single parents). The very high does of chemo and radiation required for bmt are very toxic to gametes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Boyfriend has sunburn. He had bone marrow transplant as kid for Burkitt's Lymphoma. Sunburn could cause blood to react. What should he look out for?
Nothing special: I'm happy for this young man, both for his having gotten a second chance at life through scientific medicine, and that he has you. Thankfully, there's nothing special that he needs to worry about, given that he's done so well over all these years. Sunburn actually has negligible impact on any chemical or immune parameters. Perhaps he would enjoy having you rub sunscreen all over him. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have ehlers danlos syndrome and was wondering if a bone marrow transplant can cure the defects that cause my improper collagen I have been in constant excruciating pain for 15 years and pain meds do not help much willing to do anything to feel better at
Many!: It depends on the type of transplant, whether autologous (self) or allogeneic (other). In general, risks are infection, bleeding, liver lung and kidney problems, infertility, cataracts, heart damage, nerve damage, and chronic immune system dysfunction. These risks can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many!: Risks are lower if you had your own cells (autologous) or a twin's cells (syngeneic), and higher if you had someone else's (allogeneic). There are short-term and long-term risks. Risks include graft vs host disease, infections (some fatal), liver problems, bleeding, cataracts, infertility, heart damage, lung damage, kidney damage, and others. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Both male and female fertility can be affected with either temporary or permanent infertility resulting. Many patients undergoing transplant are already infertile due to the treatment already given for their cancers. There are strategies to preserve sperm or eggs before transplant if desired. ...Read more
Sometimes shorter: It depends on the type of transplant. If you get your own cells (autologous) recovery is generally 3-6 months. For a transplant from a donor (allogeneic) some patients are back to work in 6 months but more typically return to work is 6-12 months but it can be longer if there are delayed complications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bone marrow : The actual infusion of the cells does not hurt. The side effects of the chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy that are part of the preparative regimen of the transplant can be unpleasant. This can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mouth sores, infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Marrow transplantati: While this is commonly used for the leukemias, lymphomas and aplastic anemias, a variety of other condtions are being tested including inherited immune deficiency, blood dyscrasias and some other inherited systemic diseases. Ask your doctor if your condition qualifies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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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