Bone Marrow Aspiration - Long Term Pain Expecations

Posted by gmill123 @gmill123, Oct 14, 2020

Hello –

I had a bone marrow aspiration completed for a stem cell banking process about 3.5 months ago now, and I’m still having pain as if it was done yesterday. I’ve seen a lot of doctors about it and they are all saying pretty much that I just have to wait.

Everything that I saw and read before the procedure said that I would be “normal” within 1-2 days after the procedure, and I’m just so shocked at how wrong all of that is.

Has anybody else had experience with a bone marrow aspiration?

Sorry to hear about the pain. I had 2 bone marrow & bone core biopsies before my stem cell transplant 7 years ago. They were both very painful but full recovery in a week or two. I also had two more after thinking it may have comeback and one there was no pain at all. One they had to redo because they couldn’t get thru. I think something went wrong like bone breaking or damaging a nerve. You may have to back off the intense triathlon training for a few months to let the hip bone really heal and see a orthopedic surgeon or even a sports Dr. I am dealing with chronic pain from a stem cell transplant. I healed up okay from 2 crushed vertebrae’s because of the MM but I just accepted I can’t lift as much as I use too but I am getting better at running the water ski course and have slowdown snow skiing.

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Sorry I missed the post about your mri and ultrasound and the comment that you have a tear in the muscle near the injection site and your training may have caused or the Dr. But still cut back on training and see a sports Dr and it could all be coincidental. Like we use to say at ITD if it a’nt broke don’t fix it. Just do maintenance. Oh by the way I found out that when they give you drugs to force your stem cells into your blood stream for harvesting that it is real painful and the headache is tremendous and last for a couple of days and you need morphine to manage the pain. Well keep us posted.

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@robertamoureux

Sorry to hear about the pain. I had 2 bone marrow & bone core biopsies before my stem cell transplant 7 years ago. They were both very painful but full recovery in a week or two. I also had two more after thinking it may have comeback and one there was no pain at all. One they had to redo because they couldn’t get thru. I think something went wrong like bone breaking or damaging a nerve. You may have to back off the intense triathlon training for a few months to let the hip bone really heal and see a orthopedic surgeon or even a sports Dr. I am dealing with chronic pain from a stem cell transplant. I healed up okay from 2 crushed vertebrae’s because of the MM but I just accepted I can’t lift as much as I use too but I am getting better at running the water ski course and have slowdown snow skiing.

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Hi @robertamoureux, did you have a stem cell transplant to treat multiple myeloma?

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