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Could you request to be put to sleep during a bone marrow biopsy?

Could you request to be put to sleep during a bone marrow biopsy?

Anesthesia: Yes, you could have an anesthesiologist involved if you arranged this with the physician ordering the test. ...Read more

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Dr. Pen Hou
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Bone Marrow Biopsy (Definition)

A bone marrow biopsy is taken from the pelvic bone. A coring needle is advanced into the bone, which allows one to extract a sliver of the bone marrow, the red part of the bone. It is cut and viewed under a microscope. A bone marrow aspirate, obtained with a syringe, is usually bone at the same time. These are done to diagnose blood problems or to check for tumors in ...Read more


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Could you be put to sleep for a bone marrow biopsy ?

Could you be put to sleep for a bone marrow biopsy ?

Bone marraw biopsy: Bone marraw biopsy is somewhat uncomfortablel. But the risk of general anethesia is too high. Using local numb medicine will decrease the pain. ...Read more

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Is it normal for you to be put to sleep during a colonoscopy?

Is it normal for you to be put to sleep during a colonoscopy?

Yes: Most medical providers who perform a colonoscopy will provide or have another provider such as a nurse or anesthesiologist, who is in the room, provide sedation. ...Read more

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Being a twin, would I be able to donate bone marrow to my twin if he needed it?

Being a twin, would I be able to donate bone marrow to my twin if he needed it?

Yes: Yes. You would be able to- especially if you are an identical twin. The chance that you would be a good donor will be very high. If you are an unidentical twin- your chance to be a donor would be the same as the chance of your other sibling/s. ...Read more

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Trying to educate myself as my hematologist has mentioned polycythemia. Running more labs and said i may need a bone marrow biopsy. Is that necessary?

Trying to educate myself as my hematologist has mentioned polycythemia. Running more labs and said i may need a bone marrow biopsy. Is that necessary?

Consider a consult: I do not know all the details, but with your age and your treatment history this does not seem like a setting in which i would suspect polycythemia vera rubra, and a mutation assay might be ordered first if this is a consideration. And the fact that you sent this question while already under a hematologist's care suggests to me you want a 2nd opinion in any case. It's absolutely your right. ...Read more

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Could it require to be put to sleep before a surgical tooth extraction?

Could it require to be put to sleep before a surgical tooth extraction?

Surgical extraction: Is routinely done in the dentist's or oral surgeon's office. The appropriate anesthesia for your surgery is the key for success. It depends on the complexity of the tooth extraction(s) and your own comfort level. After the surgery you will receive instruction and medication for speedy recovery and healing. Rec.: choose an experience dentist or an oral surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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If an iv catheter broke off in your arm would you be able to see it on an xray?

If an iv catheter broke off in your arm would you be able to see it on an xray?

Catheter: whether something is visible on X-ray depends on what its made of. Often the catheter contains radio opaque material so it can be seen. ...Read more

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I had a bone marrow bx to rule out a myeloproliferative illness. The pathologist recommends a trephine core biopsy. What reason would that before ?

Two kinds of bone ma: There are two different ways to get a sample of the bone marrow. One is called bone marrow aspirate and the other one is called bone marrow biopsy(trephine). It seems that they may have done just a aspiration of the bone marrow initially. Biopsy is essential in some conditions like you might have and not required in others like in acute leukemia. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's required to get bloodwork and a chest X-ray before a breast augmentation?

Can you explain if it's required to get bloodwork and a chest X-ray before a breast augmentation?

YES: Breast augmentation is major surgery and requires a general anesthetic. These risks are low, but it is not recommended to accept them for a cosmetic procedure that is not medically necessary. Sometimes we find significant medical conditions with these tests that end up being more important to the patient in the long term than the surgery itself. It is important to be safe. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can be done if i need to skip a dialysis session to keep from feeling i'll?

Is there anything that can be done if i need to skip a dialysis session to keep from feeling i'll?

Dont skip: Best thing is not to skip.You should talk to your dialysis unit- they can reschedule your dialysis treatment if there is some emergency. ...Read more

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I have a joint infection and my doctor wants to order a bone biopsy. Can this infection be a sign of cancer?

Probably is not: Joint infectios are in general serous problems specially if they occura after a joint replacement.Your dr could be concerned about you having osteomylitis of the bone(bone infection)and that is te reazon for the bone biopsy.Must likely is not bone cancer. ...Read more

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Have a lrg seroma after hernia surgery may need to be asperated will i be put to sleep or just numbed up and is it painfull to do ?

Have a lrg seroma after hernia surgery may need to be asperated will i be put to sleep or just numbed up and is it painfull to do ?

Not painful: Aspirating a seroma is generally done in an outpatient setting, usually not even requiring numbing medicine (since the pain of a needle stick for aspiration is the same as for the numbing medicine, but depends on how big the seroma and location). In any case, the seroma may require multiple aspirations until it eventually goes away. Without aspiration, this may take months to resolve. ...Read more

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Is a hysterectomy necessary due to a low laying placenta. Am only 26, what can be done to avoid that procedure...

Is a hysterectomy necessary due to a low laying placenta. Am only 26, what can be done to avoid that procedure...

??? not enough info: If u have not had a csection then u would need a csection if the placenta is over the opening or within 2 cms of it, if u have had a previous csection then if the placenta stays there u may need a csection hysterectomy if u have what is called a placenta acrreta please discuss with your OB sometimes other procedures can be done to avoid the hysterectomy, like uterine artery embolization. ...Read more

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Should you drink the night before a bone marrow biopsy?

Yes.: Unless its being done under general anesthesia, you should eat and drink (including alcohol) as you would as part of your normal routine. If you are having a general anesthesia, you should take nothing by mouth for 8 hours prior to the procedure. If you are on blood thinners, check with your prescribing doctor to see if its okay to stop these to avoid excessive bleeding at the biopsy site. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...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