Last Updated on Sep 23, 2014

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).


Ranganatha Thursday, March 18, 2010

Doctor has suggested "Bone Marrow test" for my wife due to Hb being less than 5.5 , Which is nearest place for me to take test from Sedam, Gulbarga, Karnataka. Where can I take this test ? How much time is required

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