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What are the symptoms of bone marrow diseases?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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What are the symptoms of bone marrow diseases?

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

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


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Describe the process of using adult stem cells to treating diseases like bone marrow diseases?

Describe the process of using adult stem cells to treating diseases like bone marrow diseases?

Good question: Great question. Difficult to describe in 400 characters. Here is a great explanation: http://goo.Gl/rpdpp. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss bone marrow disease?

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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Describe the features of bone marrow disease.?

Describe the features of bone marrow disease.?

More detail needed: Bone marrow diseases are many and diverse. Can you be more specific in your question? ...Read more

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Can bone marrow disease produce only minimal effects on the body?

It varies greatly: Bone marrow has lots of reserve, so it can be partly diseased, yet the body has no effect. But once the bone marrow is completely diseased or damaged, then the body will have all kinds of effects in the form of anemia(low hemoglobin), low WBC and low platelet counts and the complications of infections and bleeding as a result of low blood counts. ...Read more

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Is it possible for bone marrow disease to gace no effect on your body?

Is it possible for bone marrow disease to gace no effect on your body?

No.: The very definition of a disease is that it is a condition which adversely affects health. So if you really have a disease in the marrow it's likely to make you feel sick sooner or later. ...Read more

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Possible bone marrow disease if they can't find a cause for your anemia?

Possible bone marrow disease if they can't find a cause for your anemia?

Yes: Hello dpatrick8. I am not quite sure what you are asking, but if the cause of anemia is not obvious after a detailed history, physical examination, and blood testing, a bone marrow biopsy is frequently performed to determine the cause. ...Read more

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After a patient has had bone marrow disease, how can isolating them help to prevent rejection?

Confusing: Can you restate your quetion? Are you talking about a bone marrow transplant? Isolation is required to prevent infections in people after bone marrow transplants, as the immune system is profoundly suppressed for a number of weeks and beyond. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of 'bone marrow suppression'?

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 will a disease that affects bone marrow do to the body?

Many things: There are many diseases that affect the bone marrow and have different consequences, e.g., leukemia, anemia, low platelet count and bleeding, low white blood count and infections etc. ...Read more

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What are my symptoms of having bone marrow cancer?

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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How is lymphoproliferative disorder can be detected from bone marrow?

How is lymphoproliferative disorder can be detected from bone marrow?

Microscope: The cells from the marrow are analyzed under a microscope by a pathologist who can tell when the cells have abnormal growth and appearance. ...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.

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 genetic disorder can be cured by bone marrow transplants?

What genetic disorder can be cured by bone marrow transplants?

Blood related.: A bone marrow transplant gives someone a new immune system, and new cells from which to make red cells, white cells and platelets. Bmt can cure genetic hemoglobin disease like thalassemia major, where a person cannot make red cells. Bmt can cure congenital neutropenias (very low white cells). Immune system defects such as severe combined immune deficiency (scid) are candidates too. ...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


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