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Bone Marrow Biopsy (cont.)

Bone Marrow Biopsy Risks

The patient will be asked to sign a consent form before the procedure. He or she will be notified of the alternatives as well as the potential risks and complications of this procedure.

Possible risks include these:

  • Persistent bleeding and infection
  • Pain after the procedure
  • A reaction to the local anesthetic or sedative, if one is used
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/12/2014
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