This procedure involves the removal of a small amount of bone marrow for examination.
This procedure involves removing a small amount of bone marrow for examination. Bone marrow is located inside some of the bones in your body. It produces blood cells, including:
Your healthcare provider may recommend a bone marrow biopsy if he or she is concerned with how these cells are developing and working.
A complete bone marrow examination includes a:
During the procedure, you may briefly feel a deep ache. You may also have a brief increase in pain when the bone marrow is being removed.
Depending on the circumstances, a bone marrow biopsy can be done in a healthcare provider's office or operating room. This care path includes costs for a bone marrow biopsy that that is performed in a hospital as an inpatient.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having a bone marrow biopsy?
After your procedure, you should know what you had done, what medication was given and what symptoms you should report to your healthcare provider.
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