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I've been told that I have Lymes disease in my bones due to not be caught in time. I moved to different city. Have new Dr an am told I don't have lyme?

I've been told that I have Lymes disease in my bones due to not be caught in time. I moved to different city. Have new Dr an am told I don't have lyme?

An Infectious: Disease specialist can give u the definitive answer. Get your lab tests together and go for a consult. It IS important to know. It determines treatment and outcome. Let us know what happens. ...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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What is the typical pain level of a bone marrow biopsy?

What is the typical pain level of a bone marrow biopsy?

Bone arrow biopsy: The bones are covered with a tissue called periosteum which has pain nerve fibres and is very sensitive to any injury. The doctor should numb the skin as well as this deeper layer. The needle is large but proper numbing would eliminate most of the pain. Once the numbing wears off, pain returns in a few hours but should be tolerable. Ice or tylenol (acetaminophen) will be helpful. ...Read more

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What are some good concrete metrics in defining remission for waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia — in terms of bone marrow analysis and IgM level?

What are some good concrete metrics in defining remission for waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia — in terms of bone marrow analysis and IgM level?

50%, 90%, 100%: Con?rmation of response in wm has been
adopted from response criteria for multiple
myeloma. See http://www.Iwmf. Com/docs/ghobrial_clincial_trials. Pdf
especially see tables xi, xii. The treatment of wm is aimed at control of symptomatic disease. Risk/benefits of various therapies are highly individualized based on patient and disease characteristics. ...Read more

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Chronic osteomylitis, bone marrow biopsy normal, jak-2 mutation negative, erythropoitin level normal, s. Ferritin level 5 but hb.17.8. What is its reason?

Chronic osteomylitis, bone marrow biopsy normal, jak-2 mutation negative, erythropoitin level normal, s. Ferritin level 5 but hb.17.8. What is its reason?

Many possibilities: Your question is why your hemoglobin is at the top-of-normal (or maybe a tiny bit above) for a person of your age and gender. I'm much, much more concerned about your chronic osteomyelitis. I'd consider a right-to-left cardiac shunt, osler-weber-rendu lung shunt, sleep apnea, high-affinity hemoglobin, an obscure mutation. It's not dangerous in itself & could "just be you.". ...Read more

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Can abnormal bone marrow on a mri be associated with low vitamin d levels?

Can abnormal bone marrow on a mri be associated with low vitamin d levels?

MRI: Low vitamin D levels can be related to osteoporosis or osteopenia which would cause low bone density. Marrow signal on MRI in relation to trauma or injury can be from trabecular damage, a type of stress fracture often not seen on xray. ...Read more

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Could my leg pain be a symptom of my chronic Lyme? My bone feels like it will snap in one spot w/ pressure on it. I also used to be on depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)

Could my leg pain be a symptom of my chronic Lyme? My bone feels like it will snap in one spot w/ pressure on it. I also used to be on depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)

Thoughts: Your pain does not seem consistent with either chronic Lyme (although chronic Lyme has several non-specific possible presenting symptoms) nor Depo use. However, it sounds pretty extreme and you need a physical exam and some tests to rule out some bone problems that may be more common in young women. ...Read more

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Is it painful to give bone marrow?

Is it painful to give bone marrow?

Mild to moderate : It may be mildly to moderately painful to donate marrow depending on the method used, depth needed to penetrate into the marrow, pain tolerance, other medical conditions, and anxiety. ...Read more

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How can donating bone marrow work?

How can donating bone marrow work?

Register as a Donor: You can register in any blood bank by asking about the national marrow donor program(nmdp) also called: be the match registry. It is simple to register as a potential donor by giving a sample of body cells, usually taken from inside of your cheek. Once they find your body cells match someone in need they will call you to donate your blood stem cells or marrow stem cells. ...Read more

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What is a bone marrow test used for?

Detecting diseases: Bone marrow tests are performed for many reasons, but the commonest ones are:
detecting bone marrow involvement by a cancer — many cancers, notably lymphomas spread from their primary site to different organs of the body, including the bone marrow
detecting cancers of the blood leukemias finding the cause of anemia.
Bone marrow infiltration by other diseases ...Read more

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How is a bone marrow match determined?

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HLA type: Every cell in your body has human leukocyte antigens (hlas) on the surface that act like a cell i.D. These allow your immune cells to recognize your cells as part of you and not foreign cells that need to be attacked. The bone marrow donor's hlas should match the patient's hlas as closely as possible so the donor's immune system doesn't attack the patient! Hla is determined by a blood test. ...Read more

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Could I recover bone marrow after donating?

Could I recover bone marrow after donating?

Yes.: Your body makes blood forming cells all the time. You should have no long term consequences from donating. ...Read more

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How do you stimulate bone marrow naturally?

Hormones & mass: Your hormonal balance & muscle mass are the natural bone marrow stimulants. ...Read more

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Could a woman be impregnated by her own bone marrow?

No: This can seem confusing. Bone marrow contains stem cells that reproduce and generate blood cells throughout life. These stem cells are what are transferred in a bone marrow transplant and cause normal blood cells to be produced in the recipient. These are different from germ cells (eggs and sperm) that come together to cause a pregnancy. They are not interchangeable. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bone marrow?

See below: 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 2.6 kilograms (5.7 lb). ...Read more

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What's the probability of me being a match for donating bone marrow?

It depends: Chances of you being a match are low but real. So be prepared to keep your commitment in case you receive a call to be the real donor because they have someone whose hla typing matches yours... The chances are less than one in a thousand unless you are blood related with the donor. ...Read more

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How could a bone marrow match be determined and what is the procedure?

It requires Tissue t: It requires fairly sophisticated lab tests to do the tissue typing and matching between the donor cells and the recipient. It is called hla(human leukocyte antigen) typing which is done from body cells(usually taken from a cheek swab) of the donor. Blood cells(white cells) are a common cell type used as the tissue antigens/proteins are commonly expressed on the white cells. ...Read more

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Does ilium have bone marrow?

Does ilium have bone marrow?

Yes.: That's where bone marrow aspiration is commonly done from. ...Read more

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Are bone marrow biopsies ever false?

Rarely: Keep in mind that there is no such thing as 100% in life or in medicine. For every test we do, there is some chance (which may be very, very small) that the result will be incorrect. ...Read more

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Help please! Is bone marrow curable?

Bone marrow: Please rephrase your question. Bone marrow is a normal component in all of our bones. ...Read more

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In which bones can bone marrow be found?

Axial skeleton: Most of the bone marrow is in the skull, vertebral bodies (back bones), pelvis, ribs, and upper portion of the femurs (thigh-bones) and humeri (upper arms). It is the red part of a beef bone that you see when a butcher cuts the bone with a saw. ...Read more

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Are bone marrow biopsies done on both sides?

They can be: Most of the time a bone marrow biopsy and aspiration is done on one side (unilateral). For the staging of certain cancers a biopsy is done on both sides (bilateral). ...Read more

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Describe the features of bone marrow disease.?

More detail needed: Bone marrow diseases are many and diverse. Can you be more specific in your question? ...Read more

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Are bone marrow biopsies painful to have done?

It depends: If done by an experienced health care worker(doctor/nurse) the bone marrow biopsy can be tolerable(mild to moderate amount of pain). They use local anesthesia which controls 90% of the pain. So I would not worry too much about it and get it done. Just make sure that the person doing the biopsy has done more than 20 biopsies before and does them fairly frequently(>1 per month). ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of bone marrow donation?

Saves lives: Pros far outweigh the cons. You can save lives and provide an amazing gift to a very sick person by this selfless act of kindness. Minor chance of infection, and can be a little painful. ...Read more

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How likely would I be matched to donate bone marrow?

How likely would I be matched to donate bone marrow?

Depends: On average, about 1 in 500 registry member will go on to donate bone marrow to a patient. Because of the variety in tissue types, it's difficult to predict an individual's chance of being able to donate. http://bethematch.org/ ...Read more

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What is the likelihood for me to donate bone marrow?

Probably: Unless you are underage, have hiv, or myelodysplastic disorders you can likely donate marrow. ...Read more

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