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Doctor insights on: Will I Be Put To Sleep For A Bone Marrow Aspiration Or Biopsy

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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


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Could you be put to sleep for a bone marrow biopsy ?

Could you be put to sleep for a bone marrow biopsy ?

Bone marraw biopsy: Bone marraw biopsy is somewhat uncomfortablel. But the risk of general anethesia is too high. Using local numb medicine will decrease the pain. ...Read more

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Could you request to be put to sleep during a bone marrow biopsy?

Could you request to be put to sleep during a bone marrow biopsy?

Anesthesia: Yes, you could have an anesthesiologist involved if you arranged this with the physician ordering the test. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bone marrow aspiration n bone marrow biopsy what tests are performed in both?

What is the difference between bone marrow aspiration n bone marrow biopsy what tests are performed in both?

More info: A bone marrow aspirate is just drawing bone marrow into a syringe for evaluation. A biopsy actually removes a core of bone from the marrow cavity to check for architecture of the marrow. ...Read more

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I'm an 18 y/o male and i'm getting a bone marrow aspiration and byopsie. How badly will this hurt?

I'm an 18 y/o male and i'm getting a bone marrow aspiration and byopsie. How badly will this hurt?

Not too bad!: As someone who has donated bone marrow, i can tell you that the procedure is quite comfortable, and the next day felt like mild low back pain which i was able to control with tylenol (acetaminophen). Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a spinal tap and a bone marrow aspiration?

Is there a difference between a spinal tap and a bone marrow aspiration?

YES!!!: You are confused because they are both done on your back but a spinal tap is to obtain the liquid that in in your nervous system around your spine and brain. A bone marrow aspiration is done in the iliac bone to obtain a sample of cells inside the bone cavity where blood cells develop and grow. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a spinal tap and a bone marrow aspiration?

What is the difference between a spinal tap and a bone marrow aspiration?

Completelt different: Spinal tap is done by putting a needle to the lumbar( lower back area) spinal canal space- to obtain cerebro spinal fluid. Bone marrow aspiration is done on the pelvic bone/hip bone - by putting a needle into the bone- going to the marrow space and aspirate the blood part inside the bone ( i.e. Marrow). The indication, procedure, technique, etc area different. Completely different procedures. ...Read more

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What is diagnosed with a bone marrow aspiration?

BONE MARROW ASPIRATE: Bone marrow aspirations are done to determine whether or not a patient has, for example, leukemia, anemia, bone cancer, multiple myeloma and other diseases, and to confirm certain diagnoses. ...Read more

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What exactly is a bone marrow aspiration?

What exactly is a bone marrow aspiration?

Sampling of marrow: This is a removal of the liquid marrow within the bone. A needle is inserted through the skin and then into the bone. From this site, marrow is withdrawn. The bone typically used is the hip bone. The marrow looks like blood, but is made up of a very different group of cells. ...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


Aspiration (Definition)

1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...Read more