• Did anyone have lingering pain from a bone marrow biopsy? I didn’t think I’d still have pain 2 days after having the biopsy.

    Asked by cancervivor on Friday, December 28, 2012

    Did anyone have lingering pain from a bone marrow biopsy? I didn’t think I’d still have pain 2 days after having the biopsy.

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    • po18guy's Avatar

      I would give it a week. After all, doctor had to jamb a comparatively large diameter needle through muscle and crunch through your pelvic bone to obtain the sample. Then, the nerves that line the inside of your pelvic bone were stretched during the vacuum created by the marrow aspiration process. Any one of these has the potential to cause some pain. I tried to keep the bigger battle in mind as I underwent these procedures.

      over 5 years ago
    • nobrand's Avatar

      Yes-- I found that it lasted for a while.. it's not the most comfortable of procedures! Just thinking of it makes me shudder. I hope the pain goes away soon!

      over 5 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar

      It's been a couple of years, but I don't recall any lingering pain. I recall that the actual biopsy involved a lot of pressure, but there wasn't any real pain there either.

      over 5 years ago
    • cancervivor's Avatar

      Did you guys get the medicine that makes you "forget" the event so you don't feel it? I was told they couldn't deaden bone for pain, but would give me a concoction that would make me forget the whole event. That was strange, I remember 2 parts of it, and beginning and being in an elevator afterwards looking at my wife and asking where were we.

      over 5 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar

      I'd give it bit more time... a week or two. However. If it's really bad... call and ask your doctor.

      over 5 years ago
    • WonderKitty's Avatar

      I agree, a week is good. After mine my back still felt bruised into two weeks after, but the immediate pain was mostly gone after a week. I dont think you can take IB Prophen, but regular doses of tylenol should keep it at bay. Or at least I hope it will. Good luck!

      over 5 years ago
    • Harry's Avatar

      No, I didn't get anything that made me forget. My oncologist just said that he did know how to deaden the bone and he was, mostly, correct.

      over 5 years ago
    • HeidiJo's Avatar

      I think my pain lasted about a week. It felt sore, like I had fallen on it and gotten a bruise.

      over 5 years ago

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