• I am hainving a Bone Marrow Biopsy tomorow. Has any one else had one? if so any info would be helpful.

    Asked by SueRae1 on Thursday, March 7, 2013

    I am hainving a Bone Marrow Biopsy tomorow. Has any one else had one? if so any info would be helpful.

    My Platelet count is still below 75. It has been between 50-70 (high of 73 last week) since Jan 17. I am getting a bone marrow biopsy tomorrow to help determine why. All my other counts are great. The Bone, MRI w/contrast & Chest CT I had last week indicate that I am stable.

    I am looking for information about what to expect during and after the biopsy. The hematologist told me I would be sore. But you know docs, they sometimes don't really understand the patient's experience in same way we do. So any input would be helpful.

    10 Answers from the Community

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    • ddkk3's Avatar

      I had a bone marrow biopsy when I was first getting diagnosed. I had always heard that they are excruciatingly painful and some doctors have told me that as well. My oncologist did it while I was inpatient in the hospital and he numbed me up very very well. He even told me that a lot of doctors don't numb enough but he did a fantastic job with me and it didn't hurt. There was a small bit of pain but I told him and he numbed me more. After that, I just felt some pressure and no pain. It didn't take long, maybe 5-10 minutes. They take the sample from your lower back/above your butt. After that, they just put a bandaid on and I was good to go. Just ask them to numb you up a LOT or if you want, they may be able to put you under (just with twilight drugs). Good luck!

      over 5 years ago
    • little_fut's Avatar

      I got nothing......only my prayers and hugs for you. Good luck, go kick some booty!

      over 5 years ago
    • Clyde's Avatar

      I can't answer your question, but my best wishes for this to go well and solve your problem.

      over 5 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I wish you the best Sue! Let us know how you fair when your up to it.

      over 5 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar

      I can't answer your Q but I wish you well tomorrow. As a cancer patient I'm sure you've developed a tolerance for unpleasant procedures. I hope the biopsy seems like a walk in the park to you.

      over 5 years ago
    • Cindygirl's Avatar

      My doctor was going to do one a while back and I googled it on utube. The people on there seem to tolerate it pretty well. I never got one. He decided to wait a while and I was ok with that. Good luck,

      over 5 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      I am sending you good mojo, SueRae and hope the very best for you tomorrow! :-)

      over 5 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      Wish I could offer an answer for you. But I do hope all goes well for you.

      over 5 years ago
    • Bug's Avatar

      Thinking about you, SueRae1.

      over 5 years ago
    • Jake999's Avatar

      Just had one last Thursday. It was MUCH less than I expected pain-wise. I was OUT for the procedure, which was a CT assisted biopsy. They gave me anesthesia, and I slept. The only pain I had was when they were trying to find a good vein, but that was minimal.

      The 1st day and evening, I slept a lot. No real pain. The 2nd - 4th day, it ached a bit. Today, (Wednesday) I have no pain.

      over 5 years ago

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