What is Bone Marrow Biopsy?

Category: Procedures

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A bone marrow biopsy is the removal of soft tissue, called marrow, from inside bone. Bone marrow is found in the hollow part of most bones. It helps form blood cells. A bone marrow aspirate may also be performed, usually before the biopsy is taken.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Multiple myeloma 7 3
Doctor recommendation 6 2
Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance 2 2
Acute myeloid leukemia 1 0
Bone marrow transplant 1 1
Diagnostic assessment 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
0
Mild
3
None
3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Bone Marrow Biopsy

Side effect Patients
Soreness 3
Pain 1
Pain in hips 1
Pain in lower back 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Bone Marrow Biopsy

Dosage Patients
as needed 2
every 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 4
Not specified 2
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Bone Marrow Biopsy

May 18, 2015 (Started May 18, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: This procedure is used to track the presence of an abnormal blood protein and will be repeated every 6-12 months.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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