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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
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
Plasma Cells: Plasma cells are a normal component of bone marrow. A higher percentage than normal can indicate certain conditions such as multiple myeloma or MGUS. It is important to understand that any test needs to be interpreted in the context of other clinical findings. Discuss these results with your physician to figure out the diagnosis. ...Read more
Tb skin test negative, quentform TB test negative, bone marrow biopsy results indicative of TB (reacts to ziehl niehlssen), PCR negative. How come?
No...actually: The zn stain is a broad stain for acid fast bacilli of which mycobacterium tuberculosis is one of many. The specific tests like quantiferon or the pcr test are against you having tb. The culture is the "gold standard" but you will need to wait for it. It might turn out be a cousin of TB and that too will grow out of culture. Stay on TB meds until they are certain of the AFB positive organism. ...Read more
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
Short term: Should be no more than a few days; and that is on the longer side of the estimate. ...Read more
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 than have it checked out. ...Read more
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
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
Talk to your Doctor: This procedure is under the control of the doctor how perform it. Follow his instruction. ...Read more
I have neutropenia my latest bone marrow biopsy shows that my marrow won't store iron how can I get and keep the iron in my body that I need?
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
I have been having chronic pain perticularly in hips, but all over my body. I had a bone marrow biopsy done and I go back for results in a week.?
If you have chronic anemia and doctors can't find the cause, is it common to get a bone marrow biopsy?
Not uncommon, in normocytic anemia if they want to see how the cells are generating RBC, whether it is making cells or not making cells. Have you also been tested for celiac disease, thyroid disease G6PD, and medications that can sometimes cause anemia as well? .
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What is a bone marrow biopsy im anemic and can't retain iron been getting artificial iron infusions for about four years now, allergic to iron that is why I get artificial.
Platelets hover between 96-160k, also get weak/aches. All other blood work stays normal. Would this still warrant a bone marrow biopsy?
Not necessarily: If all other blood test results are normal, you do not have any abnormal bleeding, you may wish to wait and watch. If the platelet count stays stable at its current level, it will not be an issue and will not cause any problems. You should follow your doctor's advice for repeat tests. ...Read more
Pv suspected bone marrow biopsy performed today current lab results RBC 5.55h hgb 18.0h hct 53.3h MCH 32.4h erythropoietin 3.3l 29 yrs old please explain?
Pv: High hemoglobin, low erythropoetin, looks like pv, you need to get jak2 mutation. ...Read more
Depends: If your receive conscious sedation, you will not have noticeable pain during the procedure. Afterward, you may have pain for a day or so unless there is an untoward complication. I had one and it hurt minimally for 24 hours. I had conscious sedation. ...Read more
Tell us more: Why did they do bone marrow in the first place? What extent? It is called myelofibrosis, etiology is unclear. The result could be anemia (lacking red cells), infections (less white and/or bleeding (fewer platelets). Did you have previous history of cancer, were you treated for cancer? It could be serious but we have recent medications. Consult cancer doctor. We shall be glad to follow up with yo. ...Read more
A few cc;: Say a teaspoon to a tablespoon. You will replace it the same day. ...Read more
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
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 it's okay to stop these to avoid excessive bleeding at the biopsy site. ...Read more
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 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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