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 or nurse call line 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 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:
February 19, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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