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How can you make a bone marrow biopsy less painful?

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Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sedation

Light sedation can be used, in addition the soft tissues should be numbed to the periosteum, the outer layer of bone.

In brief: Sedation

Light sedation can be used, in addition the soft tissues should be numbed to the periosteum, the outer layer of bone.
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
Dr. Eric Berkowitz
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Dr. Karen Lawson
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Premedicate

Make sure to take a common mild short acting benzodiazepine such as Xanax (alprazolam) about 30 - 40 minutes before the procedure.

In brief: Premedicate

Make sure to take a common mild short acting benzodiazepine such as Xanax (alprazolam) about 30 - 40 minutes before the procedure.
Dr. Karen Lawson
Dr. Karen Lawson
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Conscious sedation

Conscious sedation can be done (though not every clinic is set up for it) where you will be put completely asleep so you don't feel anything during the procedure.

In brief: Conscious sedation

Conscious sedation can be done (though not every clinic is set up for it) where you will be put completely asleep so you don't feel anything during the procedure.
Dr. Scott Diede
Dr. Scott Diede
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