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Taking Bone Marrow
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
Mri showed changes in my bone marrow. Shouldi have bone morrow biopsy to evaluate and how likely is it that this is serious? I have been taking interf
Ganciclovir: Fairly common, but depends upon the dosage and duration of therapy. Generally patients receiving this are followed with periodic cbcs to make sure that this potential complication is not becoming seriously threatening. Good luck. ...Read more
Positive, intense uptake on bone scan, lose spinal hardware, bone marrow edema , family history, paternal taking Forteo to strengthen bones. ??ideas?
For one: You probably should remove the hardware. Increased uptake is informing you there is bone activity. You don't state on what phase. This could indicate a fracture or infection.... The doctor should have a clinical suspicion of what he is looking for. If removing the hardware a bone biopsy can be performed if suspecting infection. ...Read more
Home of blood cells: The cells in your blood are born and reach maturity in the bone marrow. This is the very protected space in the middle of your large bones like your arms, legs, hips and back. Once the cells are mature, they are released into the blood stream where they travel throughout the body preventing infection (granulocytes, lymphocytes), supply oxygen (red cells) and prevent bleeding (platelets). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HLA type: Every cell in your body has human leukocyte antigens (hlas) on the surface that act like a cell i.D. These allow your immune cells to recognize your cells as part of you and not foreign cells that need to be attacked. The bone marrow donor's hlas should match the patient's hlas as closely as possible so the donor's immune system doesn't attack the patient! hla is determined by a blood test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tricky: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, but an increased number of plasma cells in theory means a cancer of the bone marrow. There would be a LOT of other information you'd have to have before you could say that though. (appearance, activity of the plasma cells, what proteins they put out, genetics maybe, and many other features). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Detecting diseases: Bone marrow tests are performed for many reasons, but the commonest ones are: detecting bone marrow involvement by a cancer - many cancers, notably lymphomas spread from their primary site to different organs of the body, including the bone marrow detecting cancers of the blood leukemias finding the cause of anemia. Bone marrow infiltration by other diseases ...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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