Home         Forums  

Go Back   Marrowforums > Practical Issues > General Health Issues
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

General Health Issues Diet and appetite, sleep and fatigue, pain management, exercise, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old Tue Mar 20, 2018, 11:05 AM
Mitchbre Mitchbre is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Alabama
Posts: 1
First bone marrow biopsy

I had my first bone marrow biopsy done yesterday, I will not receive results for about a week. I just had a question. While doing the biopsy, the doctor was not able to extract any blood from my bone for a sample. Is this normal? I tried to locate what it could mean, but I'm not coming up with much information. I received a strong chemo type drug last April, and it has completely confused my immune system, that's why I was referred to a hemataligist, who after extensive blood work, told me I needed the biopsy. Thanks for any help.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old Sat Mar 24, 2018, 06:18 AM
lisa3112 lisa3112 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 105
Hi, sorry you had to go through a biopsy. I've had a few, not for nearly 2 years now! When one of the doctors had trouble getting an aspiration from me, my White cells and red cells were lower than normal... But each individual is different.
I'm sure there is a better answer, but that was my experiece.
Hope your results are good!
Lisa
__________________
Now 30yr old. Diagnosed AML dec 2015 (Most likely MDS prior). Trisomy 6. Runx1 mutation also. Had induction and consolidation chemo. Marrow failure ++ so SCT on 21st of March with MUD. Married with a 1yr old!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old Sat Mar 24, 2018, 08:07 PM
DanL DanL is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 580
The doctors had quite a bit of trouble getting bone marrow biopsies that were sufficiently good for proper readings a few times due to marrow fibrosis in my case.
__________________
MDS RCMD w/grade 2-3 fibrosis. Allo-MUD Feb 26, 2014. Relapsed August 2014. Free and clear of MDS since November 2014 after treatment with Vidaza and Rituxan. Experiencing autoimmune attack on CNS thought to be GVHD, some gut, skin and ocular cGVHD. Neuropathy over 80% of body.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Confused with Bone marrow report teo MDS 168 Mon May 5, 2014 10:20 AM
Hypoplastic Bone Marrow No Problem? Shazza Tell Your Story 3 Thu Feb 20, 2014 05:20 AM
Bone Marrow Biopsy - Low Level Plasma Cell Neoplasm curious Bone Marrow Failure 4 Mon Mar 25, 2013 08:43 PM
First bone marrow biopsy inconclusive? Laurendo Questions and Answers 5 Sat Dec 17, 2011 03:50 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Forum sites may contain non-authoritative and unverified information.
Medical decisions should be made in consultation with qualified medical professionals.
Site contents exclusive of member posts Copyright 2006-2019 Marrowforums.org