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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

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Could a bone marrow biopsy in the left hip leave you will hip pain or problems after?

Could a bone marrow biopsy in the left hip leave you will hip pain or problems after?

Yes: Might a bone marrow biopsy, which occurs in region of the posterior iliac crest, cause chronic pain in this region; which many lay people term the "hip"? Chronic pain is uncommon & suggests ilio-lumbar ligament injury & associated sacroiliac joint instability. The same chronic injury occurs when Orthopedists ignorantly harvest iliac crest bone during vertebral spine fusion operations. ...Read more

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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.?

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. ...Read more

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Chronic osteomylitis, bone marrow biopsy normal, jak-2 mutation negative, erythropoitin level normal, s.Ferritin level 5 but hb.17.8.What is its reason?

Chronic osteomylitis, bone marrow biopsy normal, jak-2 mutation negative, erythropoitin level normal, s.Ferritin level 5 but hb.17.8.What is its reason?

Many possibilities: Your question is why your hemoglobin is at the top-of-normal (or maybe a tiny bit above) for a person of your age and gender. I'm much, much more concerned about your chronic osteomyelitis. I'd consider a right-to-left cardiac shunt, osler-weber-rendu lung shunt, sleep apnea, high-affinity hemoglobin, an obscure mutation. It's not dangerous in itself & could "just be you.". ...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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What makes an a bone marrow biopsy abnormal?

Change in components: A bone marrow biopsy in a normal person will find the pattern of cells most often seen in a healthy person of that age. This would include red cells and their precursers (builders), white cells & precursers, platelet precursers & others. In illness, the pattern changes, and some or all may be abnormal. Tumor cells may take over every space& or few if any normal cells may be seen. ...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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Why could someone require a bone-marrow biopsy?

Why could someone require a bone-marrow biopsy?

Many Indications: Bone marrow biopsy is most useful in diagnosis and staging of blood cancers (leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, etc). Also indicated for evaluating unexplained anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, pancytopenia, or unexplained elevated blood counts. It is also useful for fever of unknown origin, or as a confirmation that bone marrow transplantation is successful. ...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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What is the probablity of a clean bone marrow biopsy?

What is the probablity of a clean bone marrow biopsy?

Clarify your questio: In what setting? It depends on what disease, how long you have that, do you have systemic symptoms etc? For more indolent disease - like cll for instance- the chance to see involvement to the bone marrow is pretty high as the disease may have been there for years. For acute leukemia- definitely bone marrow will be abnormal. ...Read more

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Is there any disadvantage of having bone marrow biopsy?

Is there any disadvantage of having bone marrow biopsy?

Small risk: There is always risk involved in any procedure. Some have greater risk than others. Generally speaking, bone marrow biopsies are low risk, but your hematologist would be the best person to assess whether the risk outweighs the potential benefit, which is the real question. ...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

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I'm curious as to why would someone require a bone-marrow biopsy?

Long list: See this site for a list of indications for bone marrow biopsy.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003934.htm. ...Read more

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What are the chances of no complications from bone marrow biopsy?

Low complication: The potential complications from bone marrow biopsy include bleeding and infection. A physician who does the procedure often will have, usually, a low complication rate. In general the rate should be very low (my guess is less than 1%). Remember, the procedure gives information not otherwise obtainable. Discuss with you physician and if you need it- go for it. ...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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What should I expect in regards to pain during a bone marrow biopsy?

See below: Almost certainly they will deaden the area before doing the biopsy unfortunately they cannot deaden the bone so when they penetrate the bone for the biopsy there will be some immediate pain but it should be short and you ought to be able to stand it since you know it is going to happen. ...Read more

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Could you be sedated for a bone marrow biopsy?

Yes...: There is no reason not to be sedated and comfortable. ...Read more

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Biopsy (Definition)

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