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Pregnant Doctors Bone Marrow 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 ...Read more
Yes: It will likely be part of how you are monitored over time. ...Read more
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
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
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? .
http://www. Aafp. Org/afp/2000/1115/p2255.html ...Read more
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
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 fee´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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.?
Can someone have leukemia and lupus? Most of the symptoms of leukemia are the same as lupus. Bone marrow biopsy confirmed leukemia. Just wondering.
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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?
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
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
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
Sedation: Light sedation can be used, in addition the soft tissues should be numbed to the periosteum, the outer layer of bone. ...Read more
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
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
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
Talk to your Doctor: This procedure is under the control of the doctor how perform it. Follow his instruction. ...Read more
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
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
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