What happens to a child after a bone marrow biopsy?

After the bone marrow aspirate and biopsy your child's skin is washed with antibacterial soap. Pressure is placed on the site for a few minutes to stop the bleeding. A tight-fitting bandage will be put on the area where the test was done. This dressing should stay on for 24 hours to prevent bleeding. After 24 hours, the dressing needs to be removed. It is normal for your child to be sore for a few days.

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