Bone marrow

What is Bone marrow?

Bone marrow is the internal portion of the bones in which the normal blood cells are produced.

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I have just been told I have an extreme low blood count. along with the other symptoms that I have been experiencing, do you have some idea what this could be.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Can be a Bone Marrow Depression

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
These are many reasons for blood count:
To name a few common reasons- Flu, Typhoid, Bone marrow depression due to other diseases, some medicines, Disease of the bone marrow itself.

You have not mentioned your Symptoms, disease or...

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What does heterogeneous bone marrow signal which may be secondary to anemia mean on an mri?

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Brief Answer:
A normal change at your age.

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for posting your query.

Heterogenous bone marrow signals at your age could be an incidental finding. It can be due to fatty change, age related decreased vascularity or degenerative changes. This change at your age is a...

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my daughter is 3 years old and diagnosed as having iron def anemia. my question is what determines anemia associated with bone marrow production disorder vs inadequate dietary iron intake. is this determined in the diff count of a CBC lab value? or is a bone marrow blood count indicated?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Anemia

Detailed Answer:
Hello. I just read through your question. Iron deficiency anemia is by far the most common type of anemia. The blood tests done to diagnose iron deficiency also test all cell lines. In the absence of any other abnormalities, there is no need for bone marrow...

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I need to get a bone marrow biopsy ordered by a hematologist. The radiologist who is going to do it is also going to do a CT scan when he does it - not for any particular purpose other than to supposedly help him locate the place to do the bone marrow biopsy. Is this the usual procedure that's done in most bone marrow biopsies?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
CT is most likely advised for some other purpose.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for writing to HCM,
I've gone through your query and understand your concern,

I don't think CT scan is advised for location of bone marrow biopsy place.
It may be advised for some other purpose.
Bone...

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A recent MRI six month follow-up indicates die fuse heterogeneous bone marrow. This was also indicated six months ago. At that time lesions were also noted the largest being 1.2 cm. A bone marrow biopsy in February did not support the radiologists suggestion of primary consideration should be given to multiple myeloma. I have ITP and M Gus as well as a blood clot in disorder. Should I be concerned? What would you suggest as the next step?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Regular follow up is needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
A heterogenous bone marrow with detectable lesions is suggestive of a primary bone marrow pathology like multiple myeloma. It can be an age related change also. In case the biopsy report is normal...

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Dear Doctor ,
As per reports, kindly confirm whether it is Idiopathic thrombocytopenia .
and is bone marrow suggested in these cases ,whether bone marrow is required in this case and its relevance .
2) kindly confirm the cause for same in view of alcohol .

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Presentation is that of classical ITP, bone marrow examination suggested.

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.
The prescription form posted by you shows that there is history of fever, joint pain and generalized weakness from 1 month.
This is...

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What does low white and red blood cell count and low platlettes indicate?

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Brief Answer:
Considerations.

Detailed Answer:
hello and thank you for sending the question.

A complete blood count will look at your total red blood cells, white blood cell and platelet counts. If each of these counts is low it might indicate some type of problem with your bone marrow.

The bone...

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platelets count is below 10,000 and there is no bleeding. Platelet transfusion is done for 3 times in four days but platelets count is not increased in the body. Bone marrow test is found to be positive.
She skipped her medication Zeptol (Carbamazepine) before she was admitted in the hospital. How to increase the platelets count. its been 4 days already in the hospital but her platelets are not increased. i am afraid that what happens if the platelets count goes below 10,000 and below 5000?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Please send me your bone marrow examination report.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, dear
Welcome to HCM.
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.

She has low platelets count below 10,000.

There is chances of bleeding either internal or external. Some patients bleed at...

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My mother has been have blood transfusions because her platelets were low and is not producing hemoglobin. She had a bone marrow test but the test was inconclusive, in other words they didn't take enough in sample size. She is 82 years old, and was taken to the hospital again so that the test will be taken this Monday. So far through any testing they have not found what is the cause of her inability to produce hemoglobin. If this was cancer of an sort, wouldn't they have found out by now through the routine testing they have done. In the meantime she continues to receive the blood transfusions and has been given vitamin B-12. If it is not cancer what are the other possible causes?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Aplastic anemia, megaloblastic anemia, bone marrow failure

Detailed Answer:
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. Your mother has low hemoglobin and low platelet count. It can be due to apastic anemia, hypoplastic anemia, megaloblastic anemia,...

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What does an increasing mpv mean in less tha a year mine has gone up 20 pts. My, platelets are lowering

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Can be CML. Bone marrow test

Detailed Answer:
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High mean platelet volume (MPV) can be due to chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and I would advise you to do a bone marrow test to rule it out.

Bone marrow samples are taken from a bone marrow aspiration and biopsy.

These 2 tests...

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I have inflamed bone marrow in a large portion of my tibia as shown on MRI. I have a stress fracture in my tibia that won't heal (3 months). The MRI also revealed that I have a significant fracture in my tibia. Why would my bone marrow be inflamed?

My blood work is all within normal range as well as SED rates.

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Good Morning. I am calling from Baghdad, Iraq. Actually a known local Iraqi s young child of abt 5 years is suffering from loss red corposules in blood for the last one year or so. He is a very poor man and he is keen on getting his child treated at India. The child s blood count is quite low. They have not done bone marrow test because of the child s tender age. pls do advise pls.

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