Bone marrow transplant

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Is bone marrow transplant can be done with low blood count, what is the lowest blood count required the patient in question is having a 20,000platelets, 300WBC Count AND 9.1 HEMOGLOBIN

doctor1 MD

Hello and thank you for submitting your question.

Your question is a good one and I will work on providing you with some good information and recommendations regarding what is going on.

The short answer to your question is that absolutely, a bone marrow transplant can be performed with low blood...

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hi sir, my best friend is under going for radio nuclear medicine at vallore hospital,he under went bone marrow transplant few years back but the problem has come back. will this medicine help him for sure ? and what this medicine do for this kind of patient ? Regards

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Hello,
Thank you for your contact to healthcare magic.
I understand your health concern, if I am your doctor I suggest you that it will surely improve the condition. But it won't cure the disease for sure. It will destroy the malignant cells in the bone marrow and dose not affect the normal cells...

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what are the chances of bone marrow transplant in lapse condition my cousin is blood cancer patient and taken treatment in Mumbai 4yrs back and got ok, but again he go t infected with same, now we are thinking of bone marrow transplant, what are the chances. and to whom we contact now

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hi
u need to consult hematologist or oncologist .
result of bone marrow transplant depend upon stage ,grade ,spread of cancer and patient immunity and general health.
infection and cancer are different thing ,
infection occur due to lack of body power to kill bacteria due to cancer.
so if he has...

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Hi doc, what is this bone marrow transplant? Who can undergo this? What are the risks involved? Prognosis and recovery from the procedure?

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one of myfriend is suffering with blood cancer ... last stage.. , when we spoken with NIMS doctors, they suggested that need to do the bone marrow transplantation, the treatment which will be in few lakhs. and thay are told 50% successful chance, for that we decided to take the medicine from ayurvedic , is it correct decision? please tell me

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Hi Welcome to Healthcare magic....
I am not an ayurvedic doctor and so cant tell you on that.
I would suggest go for Bone marrow transplant if 1)Have a HLA matched donor 2)are financially affordable.
The success of bone marrow transplant depends on the stage of the disease but the results are...

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my oncologist says I need a bone marrow transplant very soon after two treatments my white blood cells have dropped to 8 th. MY ZAP 70 IS POSITIVE AND SAID MY CLL IS VERY AGGRESSIVE.. I AM NOT DOUBTING HIM BUT I WAS TALKING TO A MAN WHOSE WHITE COUNT WAS TWICE AS MUCH AS MINE AND HE JUST WENT THROUGH STANDARD TREATMENT NO BMT AND AFTER 15 YEARS IS DOING WELL..

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zap 70 is considered as a bad prognostic marker. but only that will not let u to a transplant. The main parameters are your response to initial line of treatment. even refractory cases nowadays have a new FDA approved drug. Dont worry

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I am a 62 year old female. About 8 yearsao I had a successful bone marrow transplant for AML and all annual checkups have been good. Now I have several symptoms and I am concerned: lower back pain doing up my scapula, sleeping almost all the time, loss of appetite, cloudy urine, very thirsty, headache, yellow skin, mild nausea, slight cough.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for the query.

You have provided me with good information.

You have a history of AML (Acute Myeloid Leukamia) for which you were successfully treated with bone marrow transplant. Now you have certain symptoms due to which you are concerned.

Yellow skin, loss of appetite, cloudy urine,...

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Hello my fiancé was diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma stage IIB sep 2012. And just recently went for a bone marrow transplant. He got discharged from hospital about less than a week ago because of good white cell counts. But just 2 days ago, he had a cough and the cough is now phleghm-y after he took some cough syrup . And just yesterday be started to have night sweats . Is the cancer coming back?

doctor1 MD

I don't think your fiancé cancer resurfaced again within this short time.
This may be related to infection, as just 2 weeks back only completed the transplant. a trial of antibiotics can be tried. If symptoms persistent, better to search for recurrence of disease.

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My husband's face was very pay off almost grayish looking after working in the yard. He came and took a shower and lay down and then everything was fine. He is 62 years old post bone marrow transplant and chemo in 07 for amyloidosis. It also had an arotic valve replacement in 09
He has low testosterone and it's not able to take the patch or injections at this time due to a PSA elevation post an infection in 2011. He just may need to call PCP He seems fine now but tired.

doctor1 MD

Dear patient,

One of the concerns would be angina, or low blood supply to the heart with exertion; there are many risk factors, including prior chemo and amyloidosis itself; other concern would be degeneration of the aortic valve. I agree that touching base with PCP is warranted and perhaps he...

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Hi, i am a myeloma survivor, i am having right lower rib pain. It is getting better if i wear belt supporting dorsal spine. Also when i rest and sleep. When i stand for longer period it gets worst. I was operated on d8 d9 for cord compression due to tumor 3 years back. Under went 7 cycles of len dex therapy than had autologus bone marrow transplant. Now in complete i dont know what causes this pain.?.

doctor1 MD

Helllo;
welcome to healthcare magic.
Although pain in ribs can be due to so many different causes you should be extra cautious as you are a myeloma survivor.Myeloma bone disease is very ommon in myeloma patient .Typically myeloma bone pain is very deep seated ;disturbing and extremely painful.It...

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Recent questions on  Bone marrow transplant

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Hello,
Im after some advise really
Im 24 I have been having chemotherapy for hodgkins lymphoma for the last 3 years and last september i had a bone marrow transplant from donor cells, all through the treatment i was still having my periods but last year they put me on a tablet which stopped me from bleeding as it was too dangerous. when i stopped this tablet at christmas time i bleed but havent since. the doctors are still hopeful my periods will return and have said i can start taking my contraceptive pill as soon as they do but me and my boyfriend of 4 years both hate using condoms and get no enjoyment out of them and therefore we havent been having a love life really and i dont want to wait up to the year the hospital is saying what are my options?

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My sister has recently had a bone marrow transplant. In June she had a lung infection and since has had breathing problems. She has just been readmitted and a scan showed pneumonia, pus and fluid has been drained and further tests have shown she has a fistula? If this is treated will her breathing problems be eased?

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HI I became anemic after having lung cancer and am free now but about a year afterward I had to have an iron infusion. I have factor V Leiden and am on Warfarin . That was in 2011. I've been anemic since then and my Doctor says it has worsened to...

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My husband is 42 years old. Has been diagnosed with PMF. Here is the report. TREPINE BIOPSY Surgical pathology no. S/2893/17 Specimen : Bone marrow biopsy Gross : single linear piece measuring 1.0 cm. All processed in one block. Microscopic...

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Two weeks ago I have a large ulcer on my right tonsil , it has since healed and can no longer be seen. I religiously rinsed with salt/baking soda mix and coated the area with manuka honey. I went to urgent care the day after I first noticed the...

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Dear doctors ... what would be your advice for a 6 years old boy with ALD? Would you recommend a bone marrow transplantation (BMT) ? What kind of diet should be given to that boy? Considering the weak condition of the boy, would you let him to have a blood test monthly (6 bottles of 15cc blood) ? Thanks in advance.

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Symptoms: Persistent cough since April 2014 that does not respond to antibiotics or cough meds. I cough until I become nauseated and vomit. No temperature. History: I am being treated by the COH for a Bone Marrow Transplant I underwent in Sept 2013. I was placed on a number of medications including a couple of Steroids, Anti Viral, Anti Fungal, and Anti Rejection Meds. My body did well accepting the transplants with few complications until they started weening me off the meds. After removing from one of the Steroids (Prednisone) and both Anti Rejection drugs I started feeling shortness of breath and overall weakness. A Scan showed I had suffered Congested heart failure. They started me on Cardisolol (heart med) and changed my blood pressure meds from Amlodipine and Atenolol to Hydrochlorothiazide and Lisopril. I developed a persistent cough (which I still have) and blood pressure started going too low so they changed the Lisopril to Losartan. This cough doesn t happen all the time but, when it does it last so long I become nauseate and vomit. Prior to coughing I spit up this foamy, sticky phlegm. Cough medications do not help. Happens mostly when I laying down. Recent chest x-ray was clear.

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