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Comment from: Jennifer, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 16

I had a bone marrow biopsy done today due to low platelet count. I found it very painful, but on the upside the pain dissipates as soon as it is done.

Comment from: tilly, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 04

I had a bone marrow biopsy a week ago and I can honestly say there was no pain I just felt a little scatch where they numbed my skin and a little pressure where they went in,I then drove to the shops (although I was ADVISED it was better if someone else drove)did my shopping and went home and all I had was a slight pain in my right leg for a couple of days.

Comment from: elisakaren, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 28

I had a bone marrow biopsy one week ago due to anemia, high WBC count, and high platelet count. This was an extremely painful medical procedure for me. I still hurt a week later. In hindsight, I should have had a support person with me to walk with me to the lab after procedure, drive me home, etc. I also wish I would have been prepared for the intense amount of pain during and after procedure. I just wanted to share my experience, as I was ill-informed.

Comment from: Marie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 13

I had a bone marrow biopsy done 12 days ago for definitive diagnosis of immune thrombocytopenic purpura. My platelets went down to 4 thousand. I still have a large bruise and pain. The healing is delayed due to low platelets. When I asked if I could drive home by myself I was told yes. Please inform anyone having this procedure that they will need a ride home. This is a very painful procedure.

Comment from: georgia, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 02

I had a bone marrow biopsy done today my white blood cells is out of sorts and is quiet high. I had a bone marrow biopsy done five years ago which came back and the doctor told me I have chronic lymphocytic disorder. Right now I am looking at doing chemo to put this disease in remission.

Comment from: sc, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 03

My husband had a bone marrow biopsy for high protein in his blood and anemia. It was quite painful.

Comment from: lupdegrave, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: August 30

I have a low blood count. White blood cells and red blood cells. There is not enough blood in my body. I had blood work done and was told to go to the hospital where they reran the blood. At the time my kidneys were barely functioning and they were talking about a blood transfusion. They said I was anemic and had high calcium content in my blood. I also have psoriasis, and glaucoma. I am only 42 year old male. No blood disorders in my family. The doctors do not know what I have and just did the bone marrow biopsy because blood results were going backward.

Comment from: Imeldar, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: August 19

I will be having a bone marrow biopsy done in two weeks due to low and unstable blood platelet count.

Comment from: julie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 11

I have had trouble with my white and red blood cells since I was on and since I have been off methotrexate for my psoriatic psoriasis. I am having a bone marrow biopsy in a couple of weeks to determine what is going on.

Comment from: Marilyn, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 06

I had a bone scan and a blood test. The results were that I had very high protein in my blood. So I was sent to the haematology clinic, where they arranged for a bone marrow biopsy. I just have to wait for the results.

Comment from: Sara, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 28

My mother will have a bone marrow biopsy in a couple of weeks, she's 76 years old and diabetic for over 30 years. Only problem is her white cell count is low... Hope and pray she will be fine!!!!

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