bone biopsy pain.

Posted by beanglow @beanglow, Aug 31, 2019

The hematologist/oncologist I saw yesterday talked to me about having a bone marrow test done. I have heard that it is very painful and no anesthetic is given. Can anyone tell me about your experience having it done?

Thanks, Ginger
Maybe it was because I was so anxious about having it done. They gave me "Twilight" but I did have some pain when they administered the local and when they did the aspiration. I took Tylenol when I got home and fell asleep but had trouble sleeping at night because I sleep on my left side. It was still somewhat sore the next day. It could be my age or the Sjogren's or the CIPO and other autoimmune disorders that I have. I'm glad yours went so well though. I got the test results on my portal from the hospital and the diagnosis is Macrocytosis, which I knew I had but B12 and folic acid were eliminated as a cause so it could be from Myelodysplastic syndrome. I don't have an appointment with the doctor to discuss the results as of yet

Elaine.

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@beanglow

Thanks, Ginger
Maybe it was because I was so anxious about having it done. They gave me "Twilight" but I did have some pain when they administered the local and when they did the aspiration. I took Tylenol when I got home and fell asleep but had trouble sleeping at night because I sleep on my left side. It was still somewhat sore the next day. It could be my age or the Sjogren's or the CIPO and other autoimmune disorders that I have. I'm glad yours went so well though. I got the test results on my portal from the hospital and the diagnosis is Macrocytosis, which I knew I had but B12 and folic acid were eliminated as a cause so it could be from Myelodysplastic syndrome. I don't have an appointment with the doctor to discuss the results as of yet

Elaine.

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@beanglow Elaine, I am glad you had the biopsy done. For me, I was more anxious about getting there on time, because it is over two hours each way, and weather was bad! I am very surprised to hear the results were posted on the portal, rather than having your doctor review them face-to-face with you in order to answer questions! I hope that you can see your doctor soon to eliminate worry about underlying causes and help get you on a care plan of what to do next. Will you come back and let us know, so we can support you?
Ginger

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