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Symptoms Of Bone Marrow Depression
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
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
87 year old man no symptoms has been diagnosed with pancytopenia is it safe for him if they perform a bone marrow test considering his age? Worried
Safe: The opposite is unsafe, doctors need to get to the root of the problem, wish you both wellness ...Read more
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
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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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
My blood counts are low and the hematologist did a bone marrow aspiration and biopsy even though I have no symptoms. Is this normal?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bone marrow donation: Is both safe and life saving to recipient. ...Read more
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 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
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