After completing induction I began the transplant process. After my initial consultation (off screen) a bone marrow biopsy was performed to verify that no leukemic cells were detected in his blood.

In this episode of Diagnosis: The Series, I sit down and answer Google’s most searched questions regarding Bone Marrow Biopsy’s. Then we go inside the operating room where a bone marrow biopsy is performed. This bone marrow biopsy was filmed in Feb. 2019. Time Codes Q&A segment – 1:30 – 5:30 Bone Marrow Procedure – 5:50 – 12:18

Questions answered during the Q&A:

What is a bone marrow biopsy used to diagnose?
How long does it take to recover from a bone marrow biopsy?
What are the side effects of a bone marrow biopsy?
Can you walk after a bone marrow biopsy?
Can you drive after a bone marrow biopsy?
What kind of anesthesia is used for a bone marrow biopsy?
Do you have too fast before a bone marrow biopsy?
What size is the needle used to perform the bone marrow biopsy?
Are bone marrow biopsy’s safe?
How painful is a bone marrow biopsy?