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Bone marrow aspiration is a type of procedure. It is done to take out a small amount of bone marrow fluid through a needle.
The biopsy site may feel sore for several days. Walking can help. You can also give your child pain medicine and put ice packs on the site. Your child will likely be able to do his or her normal activities the next day. Your doctor or nurse will call you with the results of your child's test.
This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for your child to recover. But each child recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps below to help your child get better as soon as possible.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call 911 anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: March 28, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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