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Old 11-19-2008, 12:55 AM
 
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Hi,
I had a bone biopsy in June 2008 due to a ( high platelet count).
I was ok till 3 weeks later and the pain in my hip over the biopsy site was unbearable.
I went to the local hospital and they were unable to diagnose the reason .
I didn't have a temperature and the symptoms gradually went after a few weeks..
I now have the symptoms back again.
Has anyone had the problem before following this procedure ? or is anyone aware or heard of this before.
Would appreciate any views thanks..Mim
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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My daughter has had two bone marrow biopsys years ago due to cancer..The biopsy sites sometimes ache so bad it brings tears..The doctors just shake their heads when she tells them I watched both biopsies and hope I never have to have such a barbaric act done to me (Oncologists words as he was doing it)..
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:37 AM
 
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I had to have some bone marrow extracted to treat some cadaver bone for a bone graft.
The pain from the site lasted for well over a year. I am sorry to tell you, but it's something that happens. I know a couple of other people that went through the same thing. Sometimes the pain is just a nagging nuisance, but it can get pretty rough at times.

About the only thing is to take pain medication as little and as seldom as possible and hope that it will go away soon. Good Luck.

However, I hope that the thoughts of having pain doesn't deter anyone from having a biopsy. If you need one, you need one. Take the good chance that you will be one of those that don't have any trouble at all.
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:42 PM
 
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Exclamation Biopsies are barbaric...

I have had 3 bone marrow biopsies in the last 6 mos. and they are truly torture. It is absurd that you can be sedated for dental work, but only have local anesthesia when they are forcefully removing parts of your skeleton. And I have had SEVERE chronic pain issues at one site, following an infection after the biopsy. I am currently being treated by a pain management specialist. I have sat in the ER literally crying my eyes out. I have two children and I've never experienced the pain these biopsies have brought me. It's horrible, there has to be a better way with all the technology we have today?!
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Nevada
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How come they cant just put you to sleep for that procedure then give lortabs or the top pain killers until the pain subsides?
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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As a child, I had well over a dozen bone marrow biopsies over a four year period when I was being treated for Leukemia. The procedure itself is very painful, but I never had pain that lasted for more than a day or so. At the most, my hip ached for a day or two, but I certainly did not need narcotics to control the pain. That said, I was age 13-17 when I had these procedures done. I cannot say if the experience would have been the same if I had been an adult at the time. I don't know why there would be a difference based on age, but I suppose it's possible.

I have never heard of anyone having pain that "comes and goes" after a bone marrow biopsy. It is possible that the pain you are experiencing is unrelated to the biopsy. That's just a guess. I would discuss the matter with a pain specialist.
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Old 08-20-2011, 04:26 AM
 
Location: United States
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hey actually i have a little knowledge about the bone marrow symtoms but here some seniors members have definetly given a good advice sorry to hear the pain your going through, my best wishes are with you i pray you get well soon
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:58 AM
 
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Default Just had bone marrow last week with anesthesia

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I have had 3 bone marrow biopsies in the last 6 mos. and they are truly torture. It is absurd that you can be sedated for dental work, but only have local anesthesia when they are forcefully removing parts of your skeleton. And I have had SEVERE chronic pain issues at one site, following an infection after the biopsy. I am currently being treated by a pain management specialist. I have sat in the ER literally crying my eyes out. I have two children and I've never experienced the pain these biopsies have brought me. It's horrible, there has to be a better way with all the technology we have today?!
Last week I went in for a bone marrow biopsy because I have had a low white count and low platelets for about a year. I have had 3 kidney stone surgeries over the past 7 months and lost a ton of blood afterwords and ended up needing a transfusion during the last one and came close to needing one the first time. Each time I was hospitalized for week due to the excessive bleeding.

Well, when my hematolagist told me that I needed to have the bone marrow biopsy, I told him that the only way I would do it is if I could be put out like the way they do for endoscopies via IV sedation. He said they don't do it that way often but he would do it. They usually do it in the office in 10 minutes but I have seen it done but I know how painful it is and I wouldnt' do it = I am a pain management patient already and know I couldn't handle the pain. I have severe pain and arthritis in my spine and have recently been diagnose with arthritis in my hip as well.

So, I got to the hospital and they did it in the out patient surgical area. When he started examining me, he said he was glad he was doing it with anesthesia because I was jumping off the table just when he was touching the area on my lower back and hip forget it when he would have tried to put a needle in there. So, they put in an IV and I didnt' even know they started and the next thing I knew I was waking up. With an endoscopy, they tell you they are injecting the stuff but this time they didnt do that - we were talking and I don't remember anything after that. It was great.

The problems started after that. I woke up the next morning in agony all over, I couldn't even walk - the pain in my knees and ankles were excrutiating and hips ever since has been unbearable. I am having trouble walking. I am using a shopping cart that I usually use for laundry to walk- the pain has been unbearable ever since.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:29 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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I had one in 2003 and still occasionally I'll get a pain in that spot; don't know if its truly because of the biopsy but it takes time for the body to regenerate itself after the procedure; usually after a few hours the pain goes away, so it's not excruciating pain these days but enough for me to notice it.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:19 PM
 
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Bones do not like being disturbed. A broken bone, implants screwed into a bone, biopsy. All will be painful for a good while.

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