Bone Marrow Biopsy Complications

Learn how your age, health condition, pregnancy, medical history and more could impact potential Bone Marrow Biopsy complications.

Bone Marrow Biopsy Risk Factors

Alternate Names for Bone Marrow Biopsy:
Biopsy, bone marrow

Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have this procedure, your doctor will review a list of possible complications which may include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding

Some risk factors for complications during this procedure include:

  • Bleeding disorders
  • Infection of the skin at the biopsy site
  • Infection in the bloodstream
  • Previous radiation treatment to the biopsy site
  • Severe osteoporosis


Learn what Bone Marrow Biopsy is
What Is
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Reasons For Bone Marrow Biopsy
Reasons For
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Bone Marrow Biopsy Complications
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
Bone Marrow Biopsy Details
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
Bone Marrow Biopsy Results
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