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I'm an 18 y/o male and i'm getting a bone marrow aspiration and byopsie. How badly will this hurt?

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Not too bad!

As someone who has donated bone marrow, i can tell you that the procedure is quite comfortable, and the next day felt like mild low back pain which i was able to control with tylenol (acetaminophen).
Good luck!

In brief: Not too bad!

As someone who has donated bone marrow, i can tell you that the procedure is quite comfortable, and the next day felt like mild low back pain which i was able to control with tylenol (acetaminophen).
Good luck!
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
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Dr. Michael Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology

In brief: There is a lot

Of variation from patient to patient.
It is important to get the surface of the bone (periosteum) well numbed. There is a sensation from "tug" to "significant brief discomfort" when the liquid is aspirated from the marrow space, but it only lasts seconds.

In brief: There is a lot

Of variation from patient to patient.
It is important to get the surface of the bone (periosteum) well numbed. There is a sensation from "tug" to "significant brief discomfort" when the liquid is aspirated from the marrow space, but it only lasts seconds.
Dr. Michael Dugan
Dr. Michael Dugan
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