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Comment from: Ray, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: October 04

I presented at the doctors with priapism and was admitted to hospital to correct the condition. While the procedure was taking place, bloods were taken to find a cause, and it was found that I had a high white blood cell count, which the initial prognosis was chronic myeloid leukemia It was quite a shock, then a bone marrow biopsy was taken to confirm this. There is quite a bit of pain in the hip region following the biopsy. I am presently waiting for the results. Scary going from apparently healthy otherwise to having leukemia.

Comment from: Arcadi, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 11

The biopsy was done in my doctor's office. The procedure itself is very painful. On top of it the doctor hit a nerve, and I saw the angels. It's already over 24 hour and I'm still in pain. It's lots of swelling and I'm using ice and Advil.

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.

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