bone marrow

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by greenlynn, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. greenlynn

    greenlynn New Member

    the DR want me to have a bone marrow test
    I was so scary I forget to ask ?

    doesany one know thing anout it

    and what they are lookong for

    Becky in Ky

    ps i have high blood pressure, over weight, bad back I have lots of bruseies, overactive bladder, bad bad headaches, depression and panic attack, all I need is more


    also I have 0 friends so I even get scarier, but I do have the world greatest husband
  2. claudiaw

    claudiaw New Member

    May I ask why he wants to do a bone marrow test?

    Is it because of your pain?

    Could they do some bloodwork first to check red blood cell count,white cell count, etc.?

    Claudia
  3. bunnyfluff

    bunnyfluff Member

    Wish I could tell you it was fun or it didn't hurt, but I would be lying. The bone marrow tells the whole story- if there is cancer anywhere, all kinds of stuff.

    Once it was over the recovery was fine- just a little sore for a day or so. They take it out of the back of your hip area just above your buttocks. I think there is some info on Web MD.

    It does rank higher than a spinal tap! :)
  4. greenlynn

    greenlynn New Member

    they did bloodwork and due to my brusies and now i'm not eatting. he said with it all he felt the step is bone marrow.

    I guess I just got home and got extra scaried.

    also my mom's dad dies of luekima(spell?)
    and my dad's brother has it also

    so that may be why he want to check it out

    he said it not normal for a 33 year to have the extra problem

    Becky in KY
  5. claudiaw

    claudiaw New Member

    Wishing you all the best.
    Try not to worry, you will just hurt more.
    with your family history I guess it is a wise thing to do.

    Take care, let us know how you are.

    Claudia

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