Risks of Bone Marrow Biopsy

Risks of Bone Marrow Biopsy

Risks of bone marrow biopsy include excessive bleeding, bone infection, and increased pain at the site of biopsy.

Serious complications of bone marrow aspiration or biopsy are rare.

Risks of Bone Marrow Biopsy include-

  • Excessive bleeding or drainage, such as pus, from the biopsy site- This risk of bleeding is high for people with bleeding problems. Apply pressure at the biopsy site for at least 10 minutes after the procedure.
  • Osteomyelitis- Osteomyelitits is infection of the bone at the biopsy site.
  • Increased tenderness, pain, redness, or swelling at the biopsy site.
  • Fever higher than 100.4 °F (38 °C).