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How long does it take for the hole in the bone to heal up after a bone marrow biopsy?

How long does it take for the hole in the bone to heal up after a bone marrow biopsy?

Months: The small hole in the bone left by a bone marrow biopsy will heal over a period of a few months. However the size and location of the bone defect will not cause any changes in the strength of the bone. There is no increased risk of fracture. ...Read more

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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How long does it take to get results of a bone marrow biopsy?

How long does it take to get results of a bone marrow biopsy?

Typically: 2 to 3 working days. A rapid preliminary result can be available in hours with a concern for acute leukemia. If a reference lab is used it can take 7-10 days. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get results from a bone marrow biopsy?

Typically: 2 to 3 working days. A rapid preliminary result can be available in hours with a concern for acute leukemia. If a reference lab is used it can take 7-10 days. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get the bone marrow biopsy results?

How long does it take to get the bone marrow biopsy results?

Depends: It depends on the expected diagnosis. A metastatic tumor may be detected in three days or so. Workup of a hematologic disorder often requires multiple tests and may take a week or longer. ...Read more

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How long could the pain last after a bone marrow biopsy?

How long could the pain last after a bone marrow biopsy?

Short term: Should be no more than a few days; and that is on the longer side of the estimate. ...Read more

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How long should I experience pain after a bone marrow biopsy?

A few weeks usually: Normally- you may feel some tenderness for a week or more after your bone marrow exam. Ask your doctor about taking a pain reliever, such as Acetaminophen (tylenol, others). Some people have pain that will last longer. If you are getting more and more pain then have it checked out. ...Read more

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How long should I be experiencing pain after a bone marrow biopsy?

How long should I be experiencing pain after a bone marrow biopsy?

It Depends: Everybody is different. You must keep in mind that your body heals as fast as your genes and diet will allow. If you eat unhealthy food, smoke and drink a lot, you may take a long time to heal. If you eat right, exercise, drink plenty of water, you may heal up in record time. Please keep in mind that your doctor can only estimate or ball park this for you, no one can give you an exact time. ...Read more

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How long does after a bone marrow biopsy does hurt it for?

Not long: See my previous answer. Usually a day or so unless there were complications. If longer than a couple of day, I would call the doctor and discuss. There could be bleeding at the site with a hematoma or potentially an infection. A bruise is to be expected and can cause some soreness. ...Read more

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Are there any medications I should take before a bone marrow biopsy?

Talk to your Doctor: This procedure is under the control of the doctor how perform it. Follow his instruction. ...Read more

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How long could a bone marrow biopsy be sore?

How long could a bone marrow biopsy be sore?

Just a few days: This may cause some soreness at the site and bruising, swelling and tenderness. Usually this will resolve in a couple of day. One could understand up to a week depending on health conditions, any difficulty with the procedure and any other risk factors. If you are concerned, get it checked out. Infection would be my biggest concern, then a large hematoma would be my next one. Use ice packs! ...Read more

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Is it possible to get an infection at the site where a bone marrow biopsy was done 6 weeks ago? Would infection be possible so long after procedure

Yes it is: You should follow up with the doctor who did the biopsy. Have wound cultured get full blood work check including IgG levels. Also b12 and folic acid deficiency can cause elevated RDW. With low vitamin D you may also have a component of leaky gut syndrome. Discuss with your doctor the Gapsdiet. Com if biopsy was done in hospital make sure they check for MRSA ...Read more

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How soon after a bone marrow biopsy could the diagnosis of leukemia be made?

Depends / 1 week: It depends. If the bone marrow is "packed" with cancer cells it may be obvious on an initial review by a hematologist and/or hematopathologist. However, for a new diagnosis I generally tell patients it may potentially be a week for special stains/studies and "send out" studies to fully characterize the bone marrow. ...Read more

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Will I need time off work after a bone marrow biopsy?

Will I need time off work after a bone marrow biopsy?

Not likely: The site of biopsy will be sore for a day or two, but you should be able to return to work the day after. More important for your ability to work may be the reason for which you need bone marrow biopsy. ...Read more

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Can getting a bone marrow biopsy hurt?

It will hurt: Even with a local anesthetic and some sedation, you can expect a fair amount of pain. Be brave and remember that it's being done to promote your improved health. ...Read more

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How painful is a bone marrow biopsy typically?

It depends: Some people have a higher pain tolerance than others. Even at the hands of the most skilled physician, a bone marrow biopsy is at least uncomfortable. ...Read more

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How can you make a bone marrow biopsy less painful?

Sedation: Light sedation can be used, in addition the soft tissues should be numbed to the periosteum, the outer layer of bone. ...Read more

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What can I do about pain in the bone marrow biopsy?

What can I do about pain in the bone marrow biopsy?

Bone marrow biopsy: If it is done after adequate local anesthesia is used with lidocaine, it should not hurt, maybe little pressure or discomfort at site. After procedure you can take an aleve, advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) to alleviate the pain. ...Read more

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4%plasma cells in bone marrow biopsy-how serious is it?

Can be normal.: Up to 5% is normal as long as they are not "monoclonal" meaning derived from a cell. If monoclonal then a bone cancer called myeloma needs to be ruled out. If no bone disease, anemia, high calcium or kidney disease answer is MGUS, a pre-cancerous condition with low risk of progression (less than 1% per year). ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a bone-marrow biopsy used to treat?

To diagnose not to: Treat. Bone marrow biopsy is a diagnostic process for disorders of blood and sometimes bone and some cancers. It is not a treatment for any disease. See this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003934.htm. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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