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Is it common for a bone marrow biopsy and a spinal tap to happen during the same day/doctor visit?

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In brief: Might be needed

Here is some general information on spinal tap: http://www.
webmd.com/brain/lumbar-puncture#1 And bone marrow biopsy: https://guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/resources/patient-information/cancer/procedures/bone-marrow-biopsy.pdf For specific advice regarding the appropriateness of doing both on the same visit suggest discussion with your doctor before proceeding so can understand why both were ordered.

In brief: Might be needed

Here is some general information on spinal tap: http://www.
webmd.com/brain/lumbar-puncture#1 And bone marrow biopsy: https://guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/resources/patient-information/cancer/procedures/bone-marrow-biopsy.pdf For specific advice regarding the appropriateness of doing both on the same visit suggest discussion with your doctor before proceeding so can understand why both were ordered.
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In brief: Sedation?

If you have to by chance be under anesthesia or heavy sedation, your doctor may want to expose you to anesthesia one with two procedures versus anesthesia twice.

In brief: Sedation?

If you have to by chance be under anesthesia or heavy sedation, your doctor may want to expose you to anesthesia one with two procedures versus anesthesia twice.
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