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    Julie Wheeler
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    I have had three BMB over the years. I never felt anything until the marrow was being drawn out. It felt like a shooting pain of sciatica. It was quick and over with. I’ve actually had sciatica that was much worse. Where I live now they completely sedate people.

    #36722

    Brian Kelley
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    Can someone help me with these numbers?

    ABNORMAL MALE KARYOTYPE

    46,XY, add(5)(q13)(2)/44-47,idem,-7,-9,add(15)(q22),-16,add(17)(p 11.2),+21,+1-2mar[cp16]/46,XY[2]

    Cytogenetic analysis shows abnormal male karyotype. Two cells show additional unidentified material on 5q, resulting in deletion of 5q, and a composite of sixteen cells show this change as well as loss (monosomy) of chromosomes 7, 9 and 16, additional unidentified material on 15q and 17p, resulting in deletions of 15q and 17p (TP53), a gain (trisomy) of chromosome 21 and one to two unidentified marker chromosomes, indicating clonal evolution. Two cells show a normal karyotype.

    #36728

    Laraine Beck
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    Had a bone marrow biopsy on 6/1. I was scared too. The procedure itself was a piece of cake. It was done with lidocaine and I felt almost nothing. There is a split second during the procedure where a pain shoots down your leg but it wasn’t bad. For me, after the lidocaine wore off, I had a bit of pain but nothing I needed to take meds for. Best of luck.

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