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.
SURE. If the test is necessary, then fear of needles, fear of a closed space (an mri) any fear will usually be managed with a tranquillizer allowing the patient to doze off. A local anesthetic is commonly used for a bone marrow biopsy. Tell them why you need to be asleep. Do you go to a dentist who gives you something to put you to sleep?

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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...
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. Read more...

Could you be sedated for a bone marrow biopsy?

Yes... There is no reason not to be sedated and comfortable. Read more...
Bone marrow biopsy. Most certainly sedation is a possibility during a bone marrow biopsy. Although the procedure is very short, it can be painful. Short acting sedation, given by a properly trained and licensed anesthesiologist or other practitioner is very safe and routine. Read more...

How soon after a bone marrow biopsy could the diagnosis of leukemia be made?

Depends / 1 week. It depends. If the bone marrow is "packed" with cancer cells it may be obvious on an initial review by a hematologist and/or hematopathologist. However, for a new diagnosis i generally tell patients it may potentially be a week for special stains/studies and "send out" studies to fully characterize the bone marrow. Read more...
Same day, but... Looking at the sample under the microscope with no special testing or staining, one can sometimes make the diagnosis of leukemia the same day. Many times, however, special testing and staining may be required. Depending on who is doing the testing, this can take 2-7 days. Read more...

Why could someone require a bone-marrow biopsy?

Blood making cells. The bone marrow is where the red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are made. A bone marrow biopsy is often recommended when a physician, usually a hematologist or oncologist, needs to see what might be causing an abnormality in ones complete blood count (cbc). Read more...
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...
Blood disorders. The most common reason for having a bone marrow biopsy is to investigate an issue with your blood cell counts like in anemia or leukemia (excessive increase in one of blood cell types). In patients with advanced types of cancer, bone marrow bx is done to rule out its involvement or to assess the effect of chemotherapy on blood cell production. Read more...

Could you explain what is a bone-marrow biopsy used to treat?

To diagnose not to. Treat. Bone marrow biopsy is a diagnostic process for disorders of blood and sometimes bone and some cancers. It is not a treatment for any disease. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003934.htm. Read more...

How long could a bone marrow biopsy be sore?

Just a few days. This may cause some soreness at the site and bruising, swelling and tenderness. Usually this will resolve in a couple of day. One could understand up to a week depending on health conditions, any difficulty with the procedure and any other risk factors. If you are concerned, get it checked out. Infection would be my biggest concern, then a large hematoma would be my next one. Use ice packs! Read more...
Bone marrow biopsy. I have performed numerous bone marrow biopsies of the calcaneus and the soreness lasts approximately 3 to 4 weeks. Read more...