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Where on the body is a bone marrow biopsy done?

Where on the body is a bone marrow biopsy done?

The hip: Biopsies are taken from the upper back portion of the hip. Occasionally, if a suction aspiration is needed, a breastbone puncture can be used. ...Read more

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Dr. Pen Hou
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Bone Marrow Biopsy (Definition)

A bone marrow biopsy is taken from the pelvic bone. A coring needle is advanced into the bone, which allows one to extract a sliver of the bone marrow, the red part of the bone. It is cut and viewed under a microscope. A bone marrow aspirate, obtained with a syringe, is usually bone at the same time. These are done to diagnose blood problems or to check for tumors in ...Read more


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I have been having chronic pain perticularly in hips, but all over my body. I had a bone marrow biopsy done and i go back for results in a week.?

I have been having chronic pain perticularly in hips, but all over my body. I had a bone marrow biopsy done and i go back for results in a week.?

Work up: Since you had a bone marrow biopsy you must have some abnormalities on a recent blood count. The results may help answer your question. If results are negative i would also do a eval for possible rheumatoid conditions. I hope the biopsy is ok. ...Read more

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What is a bone marrow biopsy done for ?

What is a bone marrow biopsy done for ?

Bone marrow biopsy: Hi, Bone Marrow biopsy is usually performed when a blood cell disorder is suspected, blood cell disorders are: Leukemia, aplastic anemia, multiple mylemoa and etc and some infectious processes. ...Read more

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I am under a haematologist at the moment for pancytopenia, and have had a bone marrow biopsy done, but the test has been inconclusive and has been crushed? what does this mean? does it mean the biopsy is inadequate? because I was told I may have to have a

No answer yet.: In a biopsy, the term inconclusive would be used to describe a result that is not independently and reliably diagnostic of the disease process under consideration. The biopsy may have to be done again, perhaps with a larger sample. ...Read more

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I had a bone marrow biopsy done today bc my Hgb is 7.8, my red and whit blood counts are both low. I am asymptomatic. Any idea?

I had a bone marrow biopsy done today bc my Hgb is 7.8, my red and whit blood counts are both low. I am asymptomatic. Any idea?

Anemia. : Is your platelet count low, too? There are myriad causes of anemia, but not all of them require a bone marrow biopsy to diagnose, so I'll assume you're pretty far down the diagnostic path. At this point, your best bet would be to wait for the biopsy results. Preliminary information doesn't take too long to come in. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get an infection at the site where a bone marrow biopsy was done 6 weeks ago ? would infection be possible so long after procedure

Is it possible to get an infection at the site where a bone marrow biopsy was done  6 weeks ago ? would infection be possible so long after procedure

Yes it is: You should follow up with the doctor who did the biopsy. Have wound cultured get full blood work check including IgG levels. Also b12 and folic acid deficiency can cause elevated RDW. With low vitamin D you may also have a component of leaky gut syndrome . Discuss with your doctor the Gapsdiet.com if biopsy was done in hospital make sure they check for MRSA ...Read more

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If blood work has not shown the cause of my polycythemia, will a bone marrow biopsy be helpful? My hematologist has mentioned it, but not done it.

If blood work has not shown the cause of my polycythemia, will a bone marrow biopsy be helpful? My hematologist has mentioned it, but not done it.

It may or maynot: The diagnosis of polycythemia requires several criteria which are well defined. They include CBC, Hb level, WBC level, platelets and Blood erythropoetin level. Send us the results and we can help you. Unless your Hb is above 17 grams, you can get a follow up CBC in 2-3 months and see if it is rising. ...Read more

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What tests should be done frm bone marrow biopsy n aspiration slides?

What tests should be done frm bone marrow biopsy n aspiration slides?

Depends on purpose: How many tests can be done from blood? Millions. How many tests can be done from a bone marrow biopsy (BMB) specimen? Many? What tests should be done? It depends on 1) purpose for performing the BMB and 2) the findings the pathologist sees on morphologic examination of the aspirate & biopsy. Tests may include stains for iron or congo red (amyloidosis) as well as flow cytometry, cytogenetics, FISH. ...Read more

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I have neutropenia my latest bone marrow biopsy shows that my marrow won't store iron how can I get and keep the iron in my body that i need?

I have neutropenia my latest bone marrow biopsy shows that my marrow won't store iron how can I get and keep the iron in my body that i need?

You need a good Hema: A consultation with a hematologist is advised. Low iron can reduce red cell formation and cause anemia but it does not affect white cells( to cause neutropenia). ...Read more

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Is a bone marrow biopsy painful?

Yes and no: Any biopsy will be painful but in the hands of an experienced doctor and proper sedation (local novocaine) it can be a much more tolerable process. Pain killers such as tylenol (acetaminophen) afterwards for 24-58 hours can be a help too. ...Read more

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What amount is a bone marrow biopsy?

Bone marrow biopsy?: I am not clear what you are asking--do you want to know how much bone marrow is removed during a bone marrow biopsy? Generally, 5-15 cc's of marrow is removed during a bone marrow aspiration and then a 2-3 cm small piece of the bone marrow is removed for the biopsy. If you were trying to get other information please add a more detailed question. ...Read more

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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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When do you need a bone marrow biopsy?

Blood disorders: A number of blood disorders like undiagnosed anemia, leukemia, high red cell count, low white cell or platelet count may warrant a bone marrow biopsy. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/cancer/bone-marrow-aspiration-and-biopsy ...Read more

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Can getting a bone marrow biopsy hurt?

It will hurt: Even with a local anesthetic and some sedation, you can expect a fair amount of pain. Be brave and remember that it's being done to promote your improved health. ...Read more

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What makes an a bone marrow biopsy abnormal?

Change in components: A bone marrow biopsy in a normal person will find the pattern of cells most often seen in a healthy person of that age.This would include red cells and their precursers (builders), white cells & precursers, platelet precursers & others. In illness, the pattern changes, and some or all may be abnormal. Tumor cells may take over every space& or few if any normal cells may be seen. ...Read more

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How painful is a bone marrow biopsy typically?

It depends: Some people have a higher pain tolerance than others. Even at the hands of the most skilled physician, a bone marrow biopsy is at least uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Why could someone require a bone-marrow biopsy?

Why could someone require a bone-marrow biopsy?

Many Indications: Bone marrow biopsy is most useful in diagnosis and staging of blood cancers (leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, etc). Also indicated for evaluating unexplained anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, pancytopenia, or unexplained elevated blood counts. It is also useful for fever of unknown origin, or as a confirmation that bone marrow transplantation is successful. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...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