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What is the recovery time for bone marrow transplant?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes shorter

It depends on the type of transplant.
If you get your own cells (autologous) recovery is generally 3-6 months. For a transplant from a donor (allogeneic) some patients are back to work in 6 months but more typically return to work is 6-12 months but it can be longer if there are delayed complications.

In brief: Sometimes shorter

It depends on the type of transplant.
If you get your own cells (autologous) recovery is generally 3-6 months. For a transplant from a donor (allogeneic) some patients are back to work in 6 months but more typically return to work is 6-12 months but it can be longer if there are delayed complications.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Years

It depends on the type of transplant, but recovery takes at least one, and usually several, years.
After an allogeneic bone marrow transplant (someone else's cells who is not your identical twin), chronic graft-versus-host-disease can be an ongoing problem.

In brief: Years

It depends on the type of transplant, but recovery takes at least one, and usually several, years.
After an allogeneic bone marrow transplant (someone else's cells who is not your identical twin), chronic graft-versus-host-disease can be an ongoing problem.
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Zartash Gul
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Depends

On the type of transplant Auto ( self) transplant within a month - baseline likely 3 months or less Allo.
Discharge from hospital around count recovery. Within a month and then depends on complications. May take 3-6 months , in general I tell patients not to plan for work for a year.

In brief: Depends

On the type of transplant Auto ( self) transplant within a month - baseline likely 3 months or less Allo.
Discharge from hospital around count recovery. Within a month and then depends on complications. May take 3-6 months , in general I tell patients not to plan for work for a year.
Dr. Zartash Gul
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Recovery time varies

Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care.
Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you.

In brief: Recovery time varies

Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care.
Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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