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Comment from: NoPain, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 24

I had a bone marrow biopsy today at the hospital due to a high white blood cell count. The nurses and doctors explained everything that would take place. I was put under a twilight type sleep. I did not feel a thing. I was taken to the recovery room, and was provided with lunch with husband by my side. I went home and am doing very well. I experienced no pain at all. I have a follow-up appointment with am oncologist in a week. I am expecting positive news.

Comment from: lil_jj, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: November 29

I had my first bone marrow biopsy and aspiration done today looking for a rare type of lymphoma. I live in Australia and by patient rights you must be sedated for the procedure. I was given a mixture of fentanyl and propofol so even that I was not rendered unconscious, but I was put into 'twilight sleep' (which to me was just like going to sleep anyway). The site is still numbed with local anesthesia so in theory it turned a what could of been a painful and traumatic event into an uneventful but painless event with no procedure recollection. I highly recommend that anyone going to have a BMB to be properly sedated. Good luck!

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.

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