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Could you be put to sleep for a bone marrow biopsy ?
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Dr. Pen Hou
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pen Hou
Dr. Pen Hou
Thank
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Conscious sedation is the way to go. No general anesthesia but a great way to have a painful test. I did! Make sure the doctor is trained in CS, first, howerver.
Dr. Toner Overley
Psychiatry
In brief: 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?

In brief: 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?
Dr. Toner Overley
Dr. Toner Overley
Thank
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