Transplant - bone marrow; Stem cell transplant; Hematopoietic stem cell transplant; Reduced intensity, nonmyeloablative transplant; Mini transplant; Allogenic bone marrow transplant; Autologous bone marrow transplant; Umbilical cord blood transplant
A bone marrow transplant may cause the following symptoms:
Drop in blood pressure
Shortness of breath
Funny taste in the mouth
Possible complications of a bone marrow transplant depend on many things, including:
The disease you are being treated for
If you had chemotherapy or radiation before the bone marrow transplant
Your overall health
How good of a match your donor was
The type of bone marrow transplant you received (autologous, allogeneic, or umbilical cord blood)
Complications can include:
Infections, which can be very serious
Bone graft is often needed during orthopedic surgery. Bone removed from one site and grafted to another in the same patient is called autologous . Autologous bone graft is a good option for reconstruction of bone defects and breaks that don't heal. The iliac crest is the most commonly used site of donor bone. This is the boney bump felt in front of the hip. It's easy accessibility makes it a good choice. The down side is the possible side effects. Pain at the donor site is the most common problem. Reducing postoperative pain helps give patients a faster recovery time. In this study, researchers try using a continuous local anesthetic at the donor site to manage pain. Two groups of patients are compared. All patients received systemic medications for pain control. The morphine-based drug was delivered through a self-controlled pain pump. Everyone also had an infusion pump placed directly into the wound. This device was put in place during the operation as the wound was closed. Delivery ...
Pain and aches in your bones and joints can range from mild discomfort that goes away by itself to severe aches that require medication. Arthritis can cause bone and joint pain. Cancer spreading (metastasizing) into a bone also causes pain.
Some breast cancer treatments may cause bone or joint pain:
Arimidex (chemical name: anastrozole)
Aromasin (chemical name: exemestane)
Femara (chemical name: letrozole)
Evista (chemical name: raloxifene)
Fareston (chemical name: toremifene)
Faslodex (chemical name: fulvestrant)
Some pain medications, such as Feldene (chemical name: piroxicam) also can cause bone or joint pain. Bisphosphonates, medicines used to treat osteoporosis, may cause bone or joint pain. Common bisphosphonates are Fosamax (chemical name: alendronate sodium), Actonel (chemical name: risedronate), and Boniva (chemical name: ibandronate).
Managing bone or joint pain
If you have bone or joint pain, talk to your doctor. If your bone p...
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