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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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Is it common to do a bone marrow biopsy and a spinal tap in one day/doctors visit?

Is it common to do a bone marrow biopsy and a spinal tap in one day/doctors visit?

Neither is common: None of these procedures are common and even less common together, however, that does not mean that there was any thing inappropriate in doing the two procedures in one visit. It would depend on what is suspected to be your health issue. ...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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Is it common for a bone marrow biopsy and a spinal tap to happen during the same day/doctor visit?

Is it common for a bone marrow biopsy and a spinal tap to happen during the same day/doctor visit?

Might be needed: Here is some general information on spinal tap: http://www. Webmd. Com/brain/lumbar-puncture#1 And bone marrow biopsy: https://guysandstthomas. Nhs. Uk/resources/patient-information/cancer/procedures/bone-marrow-biopsy. Pdf For specific advice regarding the appropriateness of doing both on the same visit suggest discussion with your doctor before proceeding so can understand why both were ordered. ...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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Is a bone marrow biopsy painful?

Yes and no: Any biopsy will be painful but in the hands of an experienced doctor and proper sedation (local novocaine) it can be a much more tolerable process. Pain killers such as tylenol (acetaminophen) afterwards for 24-58 hours can be a help too. ...Read more

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What amount is a bone marrow biopsy?

What amount is a bone marrow biopsy?

Bone marrow biopsy?: I am not clear what you are asking--do you want to know how much bone marrow is removed during a bone marrow biopsy? Generally, 5-15 cc's of marrow is removed during a bone marrow aspiration and then a 2-3 cm small piece of the bone marrow is removed for the biopsy. If you were trying to get other information please add a more detailed question. ...Read more

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Does a bone marrow biopsy cause pain?

Does a bone marrow biopsy cause pain?

Yes: A bone marrow biopsy unfortunately can be a painful procedure. It is only performed when the benefits outweigh the risks, however. ...Read more

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When do you need a bone marrow biopsy?

Blood disorders: A number of blood disorders like undiagnosed anemia, leukemia, high red cell count, low white cell or platelet count may warrant a bone marrow biopsy. See this site for more info. Http://www. Webmd. Com/cancer/bone-marrow-aspiration-and-biopsy ...Read more

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What is a bone marrow biopsy done for?

Bone marrow biopsy: Hi, Bone Marrow biopsy is usually performed when a blood cell disorder is suspected, blood cell disorders are: Leukemia, aplastic anemia, multiple mylemoa and etc and some infectious processes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: bone marrow biopsy?

Needle biopsy.: 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 people with known cancer. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be completely sedated for a bone marrow biopsy?

Yes, if anesthesia: Is provided by qualified/ dedicated personell. For many hospitals it means anesthesiologist and nurse anesthetists and it will depend on the scheduling, availability and logistics. For pediatric patients it should be the norm though ...Read more

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What are the differences between a bone marrow biopsy and aspiration?

Nothing...: They are literally one and the same... The aspiration is the procedure... And then the pathologist looks at the sample as a biopsy specimen. ...Read more

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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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High WBC for 6years and bone marrow biopsy showed fibrouses 5 years ago?

High WBC for 6years and bone marrow biopsy showed fibrouses 5 years ago?

Myeloproliferative: Sounds like a myeloproliferative neoplasm. Given the fibrosis, I am sure they checked a jak-2 mutation. Difficult to make any recommendation on treatment without an examination and review of the labs. ...Read more

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Large detached squamous epithelium in bone marrow biopsy. What does that mean?

Large chunk of skin: A chunk of skin must have been sent along with the bone fragment from the biopsy. Squamous epithelium is the skin cell type found in the outer layer of skin (& on contiguous surfaces like the inside of your mouth). It looks distinct under the microscope. In some cases, squamous cell cancer can invade the bone marrow, but I doubt that it is your case because the cells were detached, not mixed in. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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. Harinder Gill
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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