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Bone Marrow

Hello, I recently had a bmb and 4 or more insertions came out dry. The Doc had to scrap the sides (I could feel it) to get anything. When they were done I asked if they got anything and her asst showed me 3 tiny bags with tiny little specks in them.

I knew I was getting worse but not this bad. So my question is, what is going to happen next now that my bone marrow is dry? I don't know what to think or do.

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good luck , I don't know the answer to your question, can you ring your haem for a chat?


Hi Fiddlelady, I realy dont know, What did your doctor say, they must be able to tell you something, to put your mind at rest. All the very best, for Xmas and New Year,

PS YOu could ask Maz,good luck.xx


Hi Fiddlelady, I'm sorry you have been left with unanswered questions as a result of your 'dry' tap. May I ask what your diagnosis is, what stage your treatment is at and what led to you having the biopsy. Ah there always seems to be more questions than answers in life.

I wouldn't worry unduly at this point because I believe a BM biopsy can sometimes produce little or nothing if say an expert didn't do it. Ultimately though you need to discuss with your Hem and I would press for the soonest appt or ask if he/she can ring you to chat about your concerns. Please don't let it spoil your Crimbo as we need all the happy time we can grab hold of to make up for some of the less happy days we endure.

My Best Wishes and a Very Merry Christmas To You. JRx


Hi fiddlelady, sorry to hear you have had an uncomfortable bmb. I don't know the answer to your question but please ring your haem before xmas and ask for an explanation as they should have made sure you understood the "whats, whys, etc." Don't go through Christmas worrying about it when it might be fine. Take care, best wishes Aime xx


Hello fiddlelady, I am sorry to hear that you had a bad time with your BMB, they are not the most pleasant of things to have to go through. I would advise you to speak to your haematologist about this at your next appointment and also discuss whether or not it will be necessary for you to have any more BMBs in the future, it might not be necessary for you to have any more. Let us know how you get on. Best wishes, Maz


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