Bone Marrow Biopsy
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Posted 8 years ago

I would only recommend it if it definitely is needed to diagnose blood problems etc. Otherwise, the pain afterwards is killing me. When I bend, move the right side etc. I almost fall to my knees. Even walking....I will be calling the doctor tomorrow for an appt. It hurts more today than it did the day I had it done which was 3 days ago.

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ritasharma 8 years ago

Sorry that you are hurting. How long did they say it should take to recover?

rawn_025 8 years ago

hi.. dis is eronne.. i was examined twice with bonemarrow biopsy.. first was negative and after 6 months the result is different..i recommend this type of examination to continue proper treatment.. ;)

thatguymark 7 years ago

First of all this comment is not directed at the comment by "lipsofscarlett" above but a general observation, I am posting here because it's on top and there's no other place to post without claiming you've tried or prescribed it.

Please try to think critically about this kind of social information. It is like product reviews: Often people write about it because they had a bad experience. Think about it: If you were okay with the procedure are you going to make it a point to get on a forum and talk about it? No, you'd probably go about your business and carry on. On the other hand, people just has the tendency to complain if it didn't go well which is understandable, but it just means these pages will tend to be skewed with more negative comments. After all there is no "positive" experience with a bone marrow biopsy, maybe a relatively neutral one. Hopefully people will not turn away just because of a fear of pain when it's necessary.

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Posted 8 years ago

I had a bone marrow aspiration and biopsy done, as my oncologist suspects I may have leukemia. I arrived at the hospital and after a few minutes went to pre-op where they inserted an IV, drew blood, etc. I talked to the DR prior to the procedure, and the anesthesiologist. The DR explained that they would be doing the biopsy in my back hip, and it would be CT guided. He said it can be very uncomfortable, and it was decided that I would be put to sleep for the procedure. I was wheeled to a room with a cat scan machine, and placed on the ct bed on my stomach, I was told that I would be scanned for them to get the exact right spot to do the procedure, and that I would get lidocaine injected at the site, I was hooked up to a monitor, and there were quite a few people in the room, the anesthesiologist injected meds into my iv, and the next thing I knew I was waking up in recovery. They kept me in recovery for three hours, my backside was very sore, and they told me about the possible risks, including excessive bleeding. Since I have been home the large bandage they applied to the site has become completely blood soaked, and I bled through my underwear and pants. If it keeps bleeding like this tomorrow I will call my Dr. Other than that, the procedure was a breeze as I was out during it.

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vikdad1 8 years ago

Thank you so much for sharing this. Hope your recovery goes swimmingly, and keep us updated on your diagnosis.

relaxrx 5 years ago

I have had this done 6-7 times since 2002.Never had a CT. My hematologist/ onocologist does the procedure in his office.I even went to the National Institute of Health in Bethesda Md. Top doc I had Dr,Neal Young and we did not do a ct. Sounds like the hospital wanted more money.

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Posted 8 years ago

I had that procedure done five months ago. I had been diagnosed with pancytopenia including severe anemia, and the doctors wanted to rule out my bone marrow as a cause. I was not given anesthesia, just a topical to numb the skin at the point of penetration. While they were going through the hip bone, the discomfort was tolerable, but then the doctor started probing around and sucking up marrow, I almost jumped off the examining table. That part was very uncomfortable, some of the weirdest pain I have ever felt. Afterwards I drove myself home. Some soreness remained for several days, but not bad enough to take any painkillers.

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Posted 8 years ago

I can say not to recommend but if I don't there's no way you know what sickness you have. However, my Dr didn't tell me about Bone Marrow, in fact he just told that he want to take blood sample from my backbone. It's killing me badly £ very2 painful indeed. When the result is out, I get to know that I have CML which detact as Blood Cancer. Cry after I heard what Dr said.

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vikdad1 8 years ago

Thanks for sharing, our thoughts are with you

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Posted 7 years ago

I had neutropenic sepsis, which is very serious, earlier this year. I have severe neutropenia and thrombocytopenia and had a bone marrow biopsy last week. The procedure itself was fine, i had sedation and did not feel anything till i woke up. The pain was not bad, just a bit sore for a few days. However, a week on and the pain inside is getting worse. I am wondering if there is some infection. The site of the needle is just a bit bruised, the pain is coming from deeper inside. May have to see my doctor if this does not subside soon. Hope this is of some help to anyone requiring this treatment and if anyone has had anything similar i would appreciate comments. Thanks. Linda.

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Posted 7 years ago

I have been having problems with my bloodwork for about 9 months. Three weeks ago I had a bone marrow aspirate and bone marrow core biopsy. The doctor told me it was no more painful than a flu shot. The nurse gave me 10 mg of valium. I expressed to her that our family has a history of being immune to pain meds. Well, I can take pain pretty well, but after the 10th time of trying to drill in my hip I thought I was going to jump off the table. It took a total of 17 "drillings" before they finally got it. I could also feel the aspiration and it felt like someone sucking the life out of me. I would only recommend this procedure if it is the last resort and being totally sedated. My hip is still painful; I can't lay on that side to sleep. Five days ago I was diagnosed with CML. I am 52 years old. My brother was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 52. We were only 1 year and 2 days apart in age. He died 9 months after being diagnosed. My parents are devestated that their only child now has cancer too.

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samejamesmith 6 years ago

I can say A bone marrow biopsy removes bone with the marrow inside to look at under a microscope. The aspiration (taking fluid) is usually done first, and then the biopsy. http://www.myelomacrowd.org/

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Posted 5 years ago

I have had 6 or 7 biopsies. Can't recall. Changes have been seen with all. I have MDS,First it was ITP. Yes it hurts a bit but..you want to know what is happening!!!

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Lifesnewness56 3 years ago

I will need to take another Biopsy ,Because my blood clogged up in the vail. And they did not get all results. I want to know what this thing I got!

 
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