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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

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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What are the symptoms of bone marrow diseases?

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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

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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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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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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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Can someone have leukemia and lupus? Most of the symptoms of leukemia are the same as lupus. Bone marrow biopsy confirmed leukemia. Just wondering.

Can someone have leukemia and lupus? Most of the symptoms of leukemia are the same as lupus. Bone marrow biopsy confirmed leukemia. Just wondering.

One can have both.: Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus) is an autoimmune disorder that can affect any tissue or organ on the body and can cause low blood counts such as what can happen in acute leukemia which is considered a malignancy. Both conditions can occur in one and the same person although uncommon! ...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 cancer-help/about-cancer/cancer-questions/childhood-aml#sense> 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?

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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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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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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What will happen if you have bone marrow suppression?

Anemia: It cause anemia ,low white cell and low platelet,so may need blood and platelet transfusion and some time infection treatment ...Read more

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Bone marrow suppression...Progressively lower counts of red...White & platlets. 3 CBC tests all wotse in 60 days. Implications?

What is the cause: You need to go to see a hematologist to help you find out what is going on. There are so many things that can give you the problems. Blood works and bone marrow biopsy have to be done. Implication of havng low blood counts would depend on why and how severe/how low the blood levels. Go to see your doc and discuss more about this. ...Read more

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Does Trileptal have the same concerns of anemia and bone marrow suppression as tegretol?

Does Trileptal have the same concerns of anemia and bone marrow suppression as tegretol?

Less likely but: Similar drug chemically, and claimed to have fewer adverse reactions, but still could affect bone marrow, just less often. Still can result in liver toxicity, low serum sodium, elevated cholesterol, and drowsiness/dizziness issues. Remember "oxcarbazine" is a rather old drug, is generic, and likely not as well tolerated as newer anti-epileptic products. ...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

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