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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Bone Marrow Depression

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Hi dr what is bone marrow depression? Is it a type of cancer?

Hi dr what is bone marrow depression? Is it a type of cancer?

Non-specific term: Bone marrow depression is not a specific diagnosis. Alcohol is one of the causes of low blood counts due to bone marrow depression. At your age, ed, high cholesterol and pad are not good signs. I would urge you to see a doctor and do the following: quit drinking, no tobacco, have diet rich fresh vegetables ; fruits, nuts, legumes, lentils, beans; and low in saturated fats. Exercise 30 minutes/day. ...Read more

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What is bone marrow depression? Any treatment for this?

What is bone marrow depression? Any treatment for this?

Depends: What you are implying. The bone marrow produces various cells of the blood and each has its role and each lack has specific manifestations. Total bone marrow aplasia means all the cell lines are low. Treatment varies upon etiology and the particularly affected cells ...Read more

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What white red and platelet counts are indicative of bone marrow suppression or depression?

What white red and platelet counts are indicative of bone marrow suppression or depression?

Variable: There are multiple caused of bone marrow failure and each type as different manifestations. In general WBC <3 k, Hb <10 g, Platelets <150 k would suggest low bone marrow function. You may consult this site for information on this topic. Http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/199003-overview? Pa=4Bz3fmYpkOKcRY95FE3Y3IjVzQYO6h1DFlLnVaM7ykCcLvF8LpUVVymWu67OelHJ1vDdVIhNjsvYG2gWb37tsiXZHQWXGyzgExYQKXXNXfA%3D ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bone marrow diseases?

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Bone marrow disease: The symptoms are related to the abnormality of the bone marrow function -i.e. Decrease production of the blood cell counts-or increase level of blood cells counts if something supresses bone marrow function-anemia, decrease WBC and platelet can happen. -symptoms will include fatigue, infection, fever, bleeding. If the cell count is too much-clots, fatigue, feeling sluggish can happen. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of 'bone marrow suppression'?

Many: Bone marrow makes red cells that carry oxygen, white cells that protect you from infection, and platelets that stop you from bleeding. If bone marrow suppressed you will have anaemia-low red cells cause fatigue, infections since low white cells, and bleeding caused by low platelets. It can range from no symptoms-mild to severe. All depends on severity of the suppression. ...Read more

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What are my symptoms of having bone marrow cancer?

Many and variable: Please consult this site for usual symptoms of leukemia. There are other types of bone marrow cancers, e.g. P vera, multiple myeloma that are not addressed here.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/leukemia/basics/symptoms/CON-20024914 ...Read more

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I had a bone marrow examination showing an increase of plasma cells, 5.5%, with signs of anaplasia but no symptoms of any sort.

I had a bone marrow examination showing an increase of plasma cells, 5.5%, with signs of anaplasia but no symptoms of any sort.

D/w your hem/onc: There's a condition that is called mgus- monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significant - which is essentially presented with presence of low level of monoclonal protein and abnormal plasma cells that are < 10%- and the absence of symptoms and myeloma related organ or tissue damage (predominantly renal, skeletal or bone marrow impairment.). From your limited info- it's perhaps a mgus. D/w your md. ...Read more

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I have a 2-1/2 year old that keeps having high white blood counts. She has other symptoms to. Should she have a bone marrow test?

I have a 2-1/2 year old that keeps having high white blood counts. She has other symptoms to. Should she have a bone marrow test?

You need to: Discuss this with her hematologist. She has all her lab results and should be able to MAP out treatment plans and options and what is best for her. ...Read more

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Is leukopenia the symptom of bone marrow cancers like leukemia?

Is leukopenia the symptom of bone marrow cancers like leukemia?

Sometimes: Leukopenia (low white blood cell count) can be a symptom of bone marrow cancers like leukemia or myelodysplasia. There are many other less serious reasons to have low white blood cells too. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of malt lymphoma if it spread to the bone marrow?

What are symptoms of malt lymphoma if it spread to the bone marrow?

Usually none: Hello,
malt lymphoma in the thymus does not commonly involve the marrow but it does need to be checked. Sometimes you don't see any changes or symptoms. Occasionally you may see a lower white blood count, hemoglobin, or platelet count that suggests involvement. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mds. Other than bone marrow boopsy how can it be diagnosed. How much anemia does it cause. How much decrease in hgl per year?

What are the symptoms of mds. Other than bone marrow boopsy how can it be diagnosed. How much anemia does it cause. How much decrease in hgl per year?

Bone marrow: The only way to diagnose a myelodysplastic syndrome completely an accurately including prognostic factors is by performing a bone marrow biopsy and aspiration with subsequent multi-pronged assessment: morphology, flow cytometry, cytogenetics, and molecular studies. Some changes in the peripheral blood may suggest mds but a complete diagnosis still relies on bone marrow examination. ...Read more

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If regarding CBC everything is normal but platelets=481 and leukocytes=11.1 and no any indications or symptoms, so is that need Biopsy bone marrow?

If regarding CBC everything is normal but platelets=481 and leukocytes=11.1 and no any indications or symptoms, so is that need Biopsy bone marrow?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, having all the CBC values would have helped. From the information you provided, there is no need for a bone marrow examination. ...Read more

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Was my daughter born with aml leukemia or do it form in her bone marrow over years or months and why were there no symptoms till being diagnosed?

Was my daughter born with aml leukemia or do it form in her bone marrow over years or months and why were there no symptoms till being diagnosed?

Hi, again: You have many unresolved questions, as we've discussed before. There are no clear answers to your questions specifically for your daughter. Please get help for your grief process. Please see for a good description and possible answers to your questions. ...Read more

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Can they do a bone marrow biopsy even if the platelets seem fine but their is signs and symptoms of chronic leukemia?

Yes/No: Bone marrow biopsy can be done in anyone provided there is a good reason to do so and it has possibility of giving useful information. Leukemia is best diagnosed with CBC first and then doing bone marrow only if there is something wrong in the peripheral blood counts (cbc). ...Read more

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Dx chronic anemia. Last bone marrow aspiration 4 yrs ago. Have had erethropoetin output 1-4since then hgb generally 8.0-11.1 hct relative. Feel hem/onc Dr ignoring me should I get updated aspiration? Many symptoms-chest pain, extreme exhaustion. Epo output

Dx chronic anemia. Last bone marrow aspiration 4 yrs ago. Have had erethropoetin output 1-4since then hgb generally 8.0-11.1 hct relative. Feel hem/onc Dr ignoring me should I get updated aspiration? Many symptoms-chest pain, extreme exhaustion. Epo output

Chronic anemia: The main reason to repeat the marrow biopsy would be if there was a change in your disease- more refractory, more wbc, lower plts, etc. If the underlying chronic disease cannot be treated or is unknown, then using EPO to treat and monitoring hgb is quite reasonable management. But it sounds like you may wish to have more explanation. Making and apmt to talk or ask questions is OK, or consult here. ...Read more

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How do I got about donating bone marrow?

Go to a blood bank: Most hospitals have blood banks and they know how to register you to donate a sample of blood or cells from a cheek swab for matching. Thye will register you at the national marrow donor program (nmdp). You can also look up nmdp or...Be the match program in the internet and find more information. ...Read more

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What conditions can cause decreased bone marrow?

Many diseases can do: Radiation and chemotherapy are common causes. Cancer can get into the bone marrow and replace it, thus crowding the bone marrow cells and prevent normal function. Sometimes the cause is unknown. It is called aplastic bone marrow (aplastic anemia). Cancer of the blood cells (leukemia)can also suppress normal bone marrow and cause low blood counts or sometime high blood counts (but few normal cells). ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hypercellular bone marrow?

Many reasons: Marrow can be hypercellular because any of the cell lines, red cells, white cells or platelets or intercellular matrix may start to grow due to benign or malignant causes. Bottom line is we have to look for clones or abnormal cells and/ or poor Cytogenetics or molecular markers ...Read more

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How probable is it to have a child from female bone marrow?

How probable is it to have a child from female bone marrow?

Female bone marrow: Sperm have been produced fro the stem cells found in male bone marrow, but as far as I know same sex reproduction has been unsuccessful ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a woman be impregnated by her own bone marrow?

Please tell me, could a woman be impregnated by her own bone marrow?

No: Absolutely not. Your question shows a complete lack of basic knowledge about biology. Go online or in a textbook and read about how pregnancy occurs. ...Read more

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How often can I donate bone marrow?

No set time: Donating bone marrow is different from donating blood or plasma, it is a surgical procedure, and you need to be matched to the recipient. ...Read more

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How often can I donate bone marrow?

3 months: Since bone marrow removed during donation is replenished by the body in 4-6 weeks, I would recommend 3 months as a reasonable interval, if you are in good health. Do discuss this with your physician and with your donor center, and thanks for considering bone marrow donation. ...Read more

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How does leukemia affect bone marrow?

How does leukemia affect bone marrow?

Yes: Leukemia is a cancer of blood cells and almost by definition includes the bone marrow.
I can't think of an exception to bone marrow involvement in leukemia (although maybe some case report does exist...). ...Read more

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How painful is it for a bone-marrow donor?

How painful is it for a bone-marrow donor?

Side effects: The donor for a transplant typically gives peripheral blood stem cells rather than bone marrow. This involves getting some shots under the skin for a few days and then cells are collected from the blood. There usually is not much discomfort.
Bone marrow harvests require anesthesia so the donor does not feel discomfort during the collections but may have mild-moderate sitffness or soreness. ...Read more

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How do bone marrow biopsies typically work?

How do bone marrow biopsies typically work?

Biopsy...: You are typically on your stomach and lightly sedated. The area on the back of your pelvis (hip region) is injected with local anesthesia and a "large" needle is placed into the bone marrow cavity to remove a sample of the contents. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss bone marrow disease?

Unclear: The bone marrow is where the blood cells are produced. It can be affected by many conditions, malignant or not. "bone marrow disease" is to vague a term to make much of it. ...Read more

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How old should you be to donate bone marrow?

Over 18 years: They prefer to take it from young adults up to the age of 45 years because the quality of stem cells is best in this age range. This can be extended up to 60 years among family members of the needy patient under special circumstances. ...Read more

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Could they pay you for bone marrow donation?

Could they pay you for bone marrow donation?

No.: If you volunteer for the bone marrow registry you agree to donate for free. It is illegal to charge for transplanted organs or tissues, other than the costs involved in collecting the tissue. You can be paid by a company that wants marrow for a non-transplant reason like research or other commercial purpose. ...Read more

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Is it illegal to donate bone marrow under 18?

No: This would be the norm in a child with a brother or sister match. To be a volunteer donor you do need to be 18 years. ...Read more

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Do I get compensation for donating bone marrow?

BMT: Unlikely but you should know that you are helping someone that really needs it. Often bone marrow transplant is their only chance of survival ...Read more

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Could you still donate bone marrow if you smoke?

Yes: You do not have to be a nonsmoker to be a bone marrow donor. I would recommend quitting for many other reasons, but certainly still consider donating bone marrow even if you are still smoking. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to give bone marrow? I just turned 20

Bone marrow donation: Is both safe and life saving to recipient. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you donate bone marrow?

Nothing bad: There is no harm in donating a bone marrow. You can save someone's life yet you do not have any harm from the procedure, other than some inconvenience as it does take time to get it done. Go help save someone's life! ...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


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more