Re: No Iron in Bone Marrow
It definitely wasn't a pleasant experience but not as terrible as I thought it may be. It wasn't as painful as I expected - in fact, I really did not feel any pain just pressure. The worst part is definitely the anticipation and not knowing what to expect. I guess some Dr's may be more gentle than others as well. My Dr. was very understaning and patient with me.
The reason he wanted to do the biopsy was because my reticulycte (sp?) number was really low. It normally is low with iron deficiency but he said mine seemed extremely low. Also, I've been having a lot of symptoms suggestive of worse things (weight loss, extreme fatigue, etc) so he wanted to rule out anything more serious.