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Why is a bone marrow transplant such a painful surgery?
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Nature of the beast.
One's bones are not used to direct contact; which is why the procedure is so painful.
Ask the physician performing the procedure for more information.

In brief: Nature of the beast.
One's bones are not used to direct contact; which is why the procedure is so painful.
Ask the physician performing the procedure for more information.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Not a surgery...
While a bone marrow transplant is an incredibly intense experience, it is not a surgery.
First, chemotherapy +/- radiation is used to destroy (ablate) your bone marrow. Receiving the actual stem cells from the bone marrow is quite anticlimatic - it is simply given by IV as an infusion. Waiting for engraftment and dealing with possible complications (infections and gvhd) is also very difficult.

In brief: Not a surgery...
While a bone marrow transplant is an incredibly intense experience, it is not a surgery.
First, chemotherapy +/- radiation is used to destroy (ablate) your bone marrow. Receiving the actual stem cells from the bone marrow is quite anticlimatic - it is simply given by IV as an infusion. Waiting for engraftment and dealing with possible complications (infections and gvhd) is also very difficult.
Dr. Scott Diede
Dr. Scott Diede
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In brief: Isn't
Harvesting the bone marrow can be painful, but receiving it is not.
The problems with receiving it are the immune system and how it will react to the marrow and to bugs.

In brief: Isn't
Harvesting the bone marrow can be painful, but receiving it is not.
The problems with receiving it are the immune system and how it will react to the marrow and to bugs.
Dr. Terry Simpson
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