• What kind of pain should one expect from a bone marrow transplant?

    Asked by MelMom on Friday, March 15, 2013

    What kind of pain should one expect from a bone marrow transplant?

    5 Answers from the Community

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    • StrongSteph's Avatar

      I would do research on Robin Roberts...I think she had a bone marrow transplant. best of luck to you!

      over 3 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Patients who harvest bone marrow often describe the pain like a deep bruise, very tolerable and easily controlled with Tylenol. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

      over 3 years ago
    • ter303's Avatar

      I had no pain. My chest felt like it had pressure on it. To me the BMT was the easiest of the journey.

      over 3 years ago
    • LisaLathrop's Avatar

      I had two BMTs. The first one was just as simple as a blood or platelette transfusion. As it is the start of a "new life" = my Team made a big deal of it with a small cake for me and a celebration while the transfusion was being done. Unfortunately, after 6 weeks my AML came back and I had a 2nd BMT. This time it was my donor's (sister = 100% match) white cells only. It was as simple as putting a shot into my pik line. No pain with either. Now....GVHD (graft vs host disease) can be very small or very large issues. Depends on your donor match and other factors. Just be aware of changes in your body and IMMEDIATELY seek attention before GVHD gets out of control.

      over 3 years ago
    • crn700's Avatar

      I had refractory leukemia and could not get in remission From any FDA approved Chemo. Enter clinical trials from MD ANDERSON. very blessed to be a part of! My brother was my donor also and he easy a great match. 7 out of 12. The pain that I have Is from my joints and all the rounds of chemo. After the BMT all of my skin peeled off - everywhere. Even down there. So between the horrible itching and burning from my skin, joint pain, and one of the worst cases of mucus it is that my team had ever seen, was pretty miserable! But.......I was ALIVE!!!!!

      5 months ago

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