Bone Marrow Biopsy Pain
This procedure may be painful, but only for a few seconds. You may feel a sharp sting and burn when the anesthetic numbs your skin over the aspiration or biopsy site. You may hear a crunching sound and feel pressure and some pain when the needle enters the bone. During an aspiration, you may feel a quick, shooting pain down your leg as the sample is taken.
The biopsy site may feel stiff or sore for several days after the biopsy. You may have a bruise on the site.