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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.

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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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Hi pls gve me insight in a bone marrow biopsy results which says 15 percent plasma cells?

Hi pls gve me insight in a bone marrow biopsy results which says 15 percent plasma cells?

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.

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Tb skin test negative, quentform TB test negative, bone marrow biopsy results indicative of TB (reacts to ziehl niehlssen), PCR negative. How come?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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?

You need a good Hema: A consultation with a hematologist is advised. Low iron can reduce red cell formation and cause anemia but it does not affect white cells (to cause neutropenia).

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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!

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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.?

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.?

Work up: Since you had a bone marrow biopsy you must have some abnormalities on a recent blood count. The results may help answer your question. If results are negative I would also do a eval for possible rheumatoid conditions. I hope the biopsy is ok.

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If you have chronic anemia and doctors can't find the cause, is it common to get a bone marrow biopsy?

If you have chronic anemia and doctors can't find the cause, is it common to get a bone marrow biopsy?

Chronic anemia: 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? . http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2000/1115/p2255.html

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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.

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.

BM biopsy: It is when they either use your sternum or hip to remove a sample of the bone marrow and reviewit under the microscope. It is painful so ask about pre-treatment.

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Platelets hover between 96-160k, also get weak/aches. All other blood work stays normal. Would this still warrant a bone marrow biopsy?

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.

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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