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

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Dr. Jill Carnahan
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Anesthesia

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

In brief: Anesthesia

Yes, you could have an anesthesiologist involved if you arranged this with the physician ordering the test.
Dr. Jill Carnahan
Dr. Jill Carnahan
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Dr. Scott Diede
Conscious sedation (as opposed to general anesthesia) works very well for bone marrow biopsies and aspirations.
Dr. Toner Overley
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: SURE

A local anesthetic is often enough to make the discomfort tolerable.
However, there are people who fear closed spaces so take a tranquilizer and doze off during the procedure. The same with people who are afraid of needles. If the test is necessary, the doctor should make sure that you are able to tolerate it. If they aren't sympathetic, get another doctor.

In brief: SURE

A local anesthetic is often enough to make the discomfort tolerable.
However, there are people who fear closed spaces so take a tranquilizer and doze off during the procedure. The same with people who are afraid of needles. If the test is necessary, the doctor should make sure that you are able to tolerate it. If they aren't sympathetic, get another doctor.
Dr. Toner Overley
Dr. Toner Overley
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