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platelet count needed to get bone marrow biospy

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    Sandra Blackington
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    My husband has been on Vidaza for 12 months and is transfusion dependent – high risk MDS. Doctor wants him to have another bone marrow biopsy but his platelets range in the 15-25K range, How low can platelets be to still have the procedure without a very high risk of bleeding?

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    Neil Hillquist
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    My wife’s platelets where below 14, they gave her platelets minutes before doing the bmb, no side effects that effected the outcome

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    Sandra Blackington
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    Thanks for the reply – I assume this was done in the hospital?

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    Neil Hillquist
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    sorry for the delay in responding yes it was done in the hospital. I believe they used the ct scan to get the best results. Previous biopsy done in the office where all done poorly with not enough samples gathered.

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