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What would cause extremely low hypocellular bone marrow - 15% normal, 65% really hypocellular and 15% mild-moderately low; I am 40 yr old male with 20lbs weight loss, spinal pain, SOB, headaches, low ferritin and really high B12, folate; normal spep.

What would cause extremely low hypocellular bone marrow - 15% normal, 65% really hypocellular and 15% mild-moderately low; I am 40 yr old male with 20lbs weight loss, spinal pain, SOB, headaches, low ferritin and really high B12, folate; normal spep.

One marrow failure: Can be due to several causes as radiation, certain drugs, tumours, and others. You need to be under the care of a hematologist, whom you may have already seen, kindly keep the follow up, wish you all the best, at this limited platform we can't really offer much in your case, good luck ...Read more

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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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Can medullary sponge kidneys cause low bone marrow count?

Can medullary sponge kidneys cause low bone marrow count?

No: Medullary sponge kidney is a very benign condition that does not disturb the function of the kidneys. It is mainly a radiological abnormality and can be associated with kidney stones of small variety usually in the kidney it self visible as small calcifications. It should not affect your bone marrow in any way. ...Read more

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Can a viral illness cause slow bone marrow activity and low cell counts for over 4 months?

Can a viral illness cause slow bone marrow activity and low cell counts for over 4 months?

Viral infection: There are dozens of different viruses, and yes, some are capable of inhibiting bone marrow cell synthesis with subsequent low cell counts. This does not mean, however, that your results are necessarily related to a viral illness and you deserve to have further investigation. ...Read more

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My son is having a bone marrow test to find the cause of a low platelet count for 7 months. How do they collect the bone marrow?

My son is having a bone marrow test to find the cause of a low platelet count for 7 months. How do they collect the bone marrow?

Several choices: The skin over the testing area is injected with numbing medicine after it is cleaned and sanitized. The infant is usually provided with a form of conscious sedation to decrease their reaction to the event. A thick short needle with an angled bevel is inserted in either the tibia below the knee or the pelvis until the doc feels it enter the bone. The bone marrow is withdrawn into a syringe. ...Read more

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Please list childhooddiseases that cause low white red and platelets and slow activity in bone marrow, no previous illnesses and luekemia isn't present?

Please list childhooddiseases that cause low white red and platelets and slow activity in bone marrow, no previous illnesses and luekemia isn't present?

Viral illness: A viral illness can affect those cells your are describing. Children can have a viral illness and not show many signs or symptoms. If a blood work, called Complete Blood Cell Count, is done during the illness it can be a surprise when it shows a possible viral illness in an otherwise healthy child. ...Read more

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My sons bone marrow isn't working as quickly as it should be, results from a BMB, his red/white cells and platelets are low, what causes this??

My sons bone marrow isn't working as quickly as it should be, results from a BMB, his red/white cells and platelets are low, what causes this??

Too many causes: Low red and white blood cell counts, and low platelet counts can be due to a number of different reasons. I trust the BMB was done by a hematologist. Usually they are the best doctors to ask this question of. But to answer your question directly, exposures to certain medications, or toxins, infections, or even hematoproliferative disorders. It would be best to see your hematologist again. ...Read more

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All childhood blood disorders that cause bone marrow to produce cells but slowly, low red cells white and platelets, B12 and iron are all in range?

Many conditions: Pancytopenia, or decrease in rbc, wbc, and platelets can be genetic, like Fanconi anemia or Dyskeratosis congenital, that include other abnormalities. Acquired pancytopenia, besides low B12 and Folate, (folic acid) can be caused by a toxin, drugs, radiation, a viral infection, malnutrition and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). If a cause is not found, it is said to be idiopathic. I hope it resolves. ...Read more

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Does APS, Cause Enlarge Spleen (17 CM) Low platelet count Less than 90000, Sever fatique and sever night sweats? PET and Bone marrow biops y normal

Does APS, Cause Enlarge Spleen (17 CM) Low platelet count Less than 90000, Sever fatique and sever night sweats? PET and Bone marrow biops y normal

Abnormal blood tests: The splenic enlargement, low plateletes combined with fatique and night sweats are significant, and even with a negative PET scan and bone marrow bx may indicate serious illness. A hematologist in a university medical center should be consulted, and perhaps an infectious disease specialist as well as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Have APS, does it Cause High B2M? Normal CT/PET and Bone marrow Biopsy. High LDH, Spleenomegaly, Normal SPEP, Night sweat, tired, Low platelete& RBC

Have APS, does it Cause High B2M? Normal CT/PET and Bone marrow Biopsy. High LDH, Spleenomegaly, Normal SPEP, Night sweat, tired, Low platelete& RBC

Not necessarily: The B2M protein is "non-specific: and not necessarily associated with APS I am going to refer your question to one of our HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY experts. This referral should not frighten you! It is simply to help you find out more about your clinical situation. Hope this helps Dr Z ...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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What causes bone marrow tumors to form?

What causes bone marrow tumors to form?

Do not know: There are multiple different types of bone marrow tumors and the cause for almost all is unknown. A few things like exposure to benzene and radiation do predispose a person to leukemia. You may consult this site for info: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/leukemia/basics/causes/CON-20024914 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What causes you to have to be 18 to donate bone marrow?

See below: You have to be legal adult in order to give that up to someone else. ...Read more

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Low bone marrow is it a cancer?

Low bone marrow: Not sure what you mean by low bone marrow. Was a bone marrow biopsy performed that shows less than the normal number of cells? Why was the bone marrow looked at in the first place? Please ask the question again with more details. ...Read more

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Can bone marrow cancer cause death?

Can bone marrow cancer cause death?

Yes: Mortality rates vary depending on the cell line, its response to therapy, and how wide spread it is when it is caught... But all of them can lead to death and debility. ...Read more

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Does a bone marrow biopsy cause pain?

Does a bone marrow biopsy cause pain?

Yes: A bone marrow biopsy unfortunately can be a painful procedure. It is only performed when the benefits outweigh the risks, however. ...Read more

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Does amyloidosis cause a loss of bone marrow?

Does amyloidosis cause a loss of bone marrow?

Sometimes: Amyloid can be deposited in the marrow and can in some cases thereby compromise the ability of the marrow to form new blood cells. ...Read more

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Can amyloidosis cause a hypoplastic bone marrow?

No: I would look for a different cause. Some amyloidosis (famously amyloidosis al, made from light chains) is caused by a subtle or not-so-subtle proliferation of plasma cells; this may be treated with marrow suppressors. In an older person, "hypoplastic marrow" may be from sampling a place where marrow was a bit scant; the blood picture's key here. Your physicians know more. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could a bone marrow biopsy cause me problems later in life?

No: There are no long term detriments to a bone marrow biopsy. Although rare, an infection is possible but this still should not cause any long term issues. ...Read more

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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