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Bone Marrow Biopsy (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Call the doctor if the patient notices signs of spreading redness, continued bleeding, fever, worsening pain, or if he or she has other concerns after this procedure.

Go to a hospital's emergency department if these conditions develop:

  • If bleeding will not stop with direct pressure
  • If the patient sees thick, pus-like discharge from the wound
  • If the patient has a persistent fever
  • If the patient feels lightheaded

Medically reviewed by Jay B. Zatzkin, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Medical Oncology

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Bain, B. J. "Bone marrow trephine biopsy." Journal of Clinical Pathology 54.10 (2001): 737-742.

Hodges, A. and M. J. Koury. "Needle aspiration and biopsy in the diagnosis and monitoring of bone marrow diseases." Clinical Laboratory Science. 9.6 (1996): 349-353.

Hyun, B. H., et al. "Fundamentals of bone marrow examination." Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America. 8.4 (1994): 651-663.

Lim, E. J. and S. C. Peh. "Bone marrow and peripheral blood changes in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma." 41.6 (2000): 279-285.

Paulsen, K. "Bone marrow sampling and processing." Clinical Laboratory Science. 6.3 (1993): 159-161.

Pollard, J. D. and G. A. Young. "Neurology and the bone marrow." Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry 63.6 (1997): 706-718.

Reid, M. M. "Bone marrow biopsy: a haematologist's view." Acta Paediatrica 82.6-7 (1993): 599-601.


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