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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Bone Marrow Depression

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Hi dr what is bone marrow depression? Is it a type of cancer?

Hi dr what is bone marrow depression? Is it a type of cancer?

Non-specific term: Bone marrow depression is not a specific diagnosis. Alcohol is one of the causes of low blood counts due to bone marrow depression. At your age, ed, high cholesterol and pad are not good signs. I would urge you to see a doctor and do the following: quit drinking, no tobacco, have diet rich fresh vegetables ; fruits, nuts, legumes, lentils, beans; and low in saturated fats. Exercise 30 minutes/day. ...Read more

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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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What is bone marrow depression? Any treatment for this?

What is bone marrow depression? Any treatment for this?

Depends: What you are implying. The bone marrow produces various cells of the blood and each has its role and each lack has specific manifestations. Total bone marrow aplasia means all the cell lines are low. Treatment varies upon etiology and the particularly affected cells ...Read more

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What white red and platelet counts are indicative of bone marrow suppression or depression?

What white red and platelet counts are indicative of bone marrow suppression or depression?

Variable: There are multiple caused of bone marrow failure and each type as different manifestations. In general WBC <3 k, Hb <10 g, Platelets <150 k would suggest low bone marrow function. You may consult this site for information on this topic. Http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/199003-overview? Pa=4Bz3fmYpkOKcRY95FE3Y3IjVzQYO6h1DFlLnVaM7ykCcLvF8LpUVVymWu67OelHJ1vDdVIhNjsvYG2gWb37tsiXZHQWXGyzgExYQKXXNXfA%3D ...Read more

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Could testosterone cause false bone marrow signals?

Perhaps: This has not been well documented, but a consequence of testosterone therapy is a physiologic erythrocytosis (often mistaken for polycythemia). This increase in Hgb & Hct can confuse the bone marrow into reducing it's reticulocyte count. The medical literature is unclear of this result or it's consequences. ...Read more

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Can excessive masturbation cause bone marrow problem?

Can excessive masturbation cause bone marrow problem?

Bone marrow health: There is no connection between excessive masturbation and bone marrow health. One less thing to worry about. :) ...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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Can a viral illness cause slow bone marrow activity and low cell counts for over 4 months?

Can a viral illness cause slow bone marrow activity and low cell counts for over 4 months?

Viral infection: There are dozens of different viruses, and yes, some are capable of inhibiting bone marrow cell synthesis with subsequent low cell counts. This does not mean, however, that your results are necessarily related to a viral illness and you deserve to have further investigation. ...Read more

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Have slight bone marrow edema, which is usually caused by an injury. Could I have accidentally torn a ligament?

Have slight bone marrow edema, which is usually caused by an injury. Could I have accidentally torn a ligament?

Maybe: But wouldn't be likley to be related. The marrow is on the inside of the bone. Ligaments attach on the outside. A severe injury could cause both, but these would not necessarily go together ...Read more

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Can bone marrow cause pain? My dad was told he has a spot of bone marrow on his back. He is always in a lot of pain.

Can bone marrow cause pain? My dad was told he has a spot of bone marrow on his back. He is always in a lot of pain.

Unclear information: Lesions in the bone marrow can cause pain. However, "a spot of bone marrow on the back" is not medical term in common use. It may be helpful to discuss it with his doctor. ...Read more

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How does rods placed into the bone effect bone marrow? If bone marrow loss is a result of this condition, would that also cause anemia?

How does rods placed into the bone effect bone marrow? If bone marrow loss is a result of this condition, would that also cause anemia?

Probably not: Much. In the common situation where a rod is placed in the femur to stabilize a serious fracture there would be effacement of some bone marrow, but not enough in of itself to cause a deficit in rbc production leading to anemia.

The fracture itself and the surgery could result in low HGB shortly after the injury. ...Read more

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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

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What causes bone marrow tumors to form?

What causes bone marrow tumors to form?

Do not know: There are multiple different types of bone marrow tumors and the cause for almost all is unknown. A few things like exposure to benzene and radiation do predispose a person to leukemia. You may consult this site for info: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/leukemia/basics/causes/CON-20024914
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What causes you to have to be 18 to donate bone marrow?

See below: You have to be legal adult in order to give that up to someone else. ...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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Does a bone marrow biopsy cause pain?

Does a bone marrow biopsy cause pain?

Yes: A bone marrow biopsy unfortunately can be a painful procedure. It is only performed when the benefits outweigh the risks, however. ...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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Can amyloidosis cause a hypoplastic bone marrow?

No: I would look for a different cause. Some amyloidosis (famously amyloidosis al, made from light chains) is caused by a subtle or not-so-subtle proliferation of plasma cells; this may be treated with marrow suppressors. In an older person, "hypoplastic marrow" may be from sampling a place where marrow was a bit scant; the blood picture's key here. Your physicians know more. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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

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Do ADHD medications cause bone marrow disorders?

Do ADHD medications cause bone marrow disorders?

No correlation: Don't worry and I hope your adhd medications are helping a lot.
Frequently they do. ...Read more

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Can bone marrow transplantation cause early aging?

Can bone marrow transplantation cause early aging?

Not likely.: This is usually done by pbsc harvest or peripheral blood stem cell harvest, after being administered a shot of CSF or colony stimulating factor to help get them in the blood. Then they are administered to the recipient in hopes that the graft will take. Although there might be some side effects with this, most notably from the recipient, like gvhd, etc., aging does not appear to be one of them. ...Read more

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Possible bone marrow disease if they can't find a cause for your anemia?

Possible bone marrow disease if they can't find a cause for your anemia?

Yes: Hello dpatrick8. I am not quite sure what you are asking, but if the cause of anemia is not obvious after a detailed history, physical examination, and blood testing, a bone marrow biopsy is frequently performed to determine the cause. ...Read more

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My son has had a platelet count of below 20 for 4 months. Should I push for a bone marrow test to find the cause?

My son has had a platelet count of below 20 for 4 months. Should I push for a bone marrow test to find the cause?

Discuss with Hem/Onc: You should discuss it with your hem/onc doctor. There are might be reasons why it's still not done. Bone marrow test has it's own complications. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mds. Other than bone marrow boopsy how can it be diagnosed. How much anemia does it cause. How much decrease in hgl per year?

What are the symptoms of mds. Other than bone marrow boopsy how can it be diagnosed. How much anemia does it cause. How much decrease in hgl per year?

Bone marrow: The only way to diagnose a myelodysplastic syndrome completely an accurately including prognostic factors is by performing a bone marrow biopsy and aspiration with subsequent multi-pronged assessment: morphology, flow cytometry, cytogenetics, and molecular studies. Some changes in the peripheral blood may suggest mds but a complete diagnosis still relies on bone marrow examination. ...Read more

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I have pernicious anemia. Can it cause bone marrow problems?

I have pernicious anemia. Can it cause bone marrow problems?

Yes: It can cause what is known as megaloblastic anemia. The red blood cells are not produced normally and can also lead to other blood issues, such as low platelets. Can be fixed by replacing vitamin B12 or cyanocobalamin. ...Read more

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My son is having a bone marrow test to find the cause of a low platelet count for 7 months. How do they collect the bone marrow?

My son is having a bone marrow test to find the cause of a low platelet count for 7 months. How do they collect the bone marrow?

Several choices: The skin over the testing area is injected with numbing medicine after it is cleaned and sanitized. The infant is usually provided with a form of conscious sedation to decrease their reaction to the event. A thick short needle with an angled bevel is inserted in either the tibia below the knee or the pelvis until the doc feels it enter the bone. The bone marrow is withdrawn into a syringe. ...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


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