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Doctor insights on: If I Am Pregnant Could The Doctors Still Do A Bone Marrow Biopsy

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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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Can any doc tell me what's meant when a bone marrow biopsy/aspiration report shows hypocellular marrow?

Can any doc tell me what's meant when a bone marrow biopsy/aspiration report shows hypocellular marrow?

Bone marrow: Bone marrow cellularity refers to how much of the marrow is making blood cells, and how much is fat. As people age, it tends to decline and move more centrally. Severe hypocellularity may indicate aplastic anemia or even leukemia, which needs treatment. Lesser degrees may or may not, depending on other symptoms and lab findings. ...Read more

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Should i ask the doctor for a bone marrow biopsy to check for leukemia?

Should i ask the doctor for a bone marrow biopsy to check for leukemia?

Not likely: A standard blood draw, with CBC and differential--especially with comparatives over time should help accomplish your diagnosis. See your doctor for referral to a hematologist and oncology team--asap. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Hi my insurance doesn't pay for hematologist, and i need a bone marrow biopsy. How much does this test cost , including lab work and doctor feeĀ“s?

You have to check: In the local area , unfortunately it is so variable for the same service , if you can not afford , speak to your doctor will do at reduced cost , even may wave it , other alternative go to a city hospital or clinic ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My blood test for jak2 was negative but blood counts are still rising would you recomend bone marrow biopsy?

My blood test for jak2 was negative but blood counts are still rising would you recomend bone marrow biopsy?

Yes: Jak2 testing is supportive of certain myeloproliferative diagnsoses, but the clinical decision to pursue the bm biopsy will be driven by the extent and pace of rise and your symptoms. ...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

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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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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more