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percutaneous liver biopsy procedure

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Several possibilitie: that I cannot assess without directly examining you. AND.... holding onto too much fluid OR fluid seeping out of vessels that can't hold it in. Liver ... Read More
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Dr. Lois Copeland
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Post biopsy hemorrha: It is possible that the biopsy site is bleeding, or the needle may have punctured an artery and the diaphragm as well. The ;physician who performed t ... Read More
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Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Worry about bleed: See your doctor - with the biopsy we worry about bleeding of the liver or other tissue. Uncertain why you are on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
It is quick: Liver biopsy is a commonly done procedure. It is done with a needly which is inseted thru the skin on your right lower chest on the side, between the ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Uses imaging: Either ct scan or ultrasound for guidance. Small amount of sedation. Skin will be numbed with lidocaine. Small needle will take samples. See radiolog ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Sort of: Biopsy is the gold standard though not always necessary. It is sometimes important to know the type of tissue damage that can only be assessed by biop ... Read More
Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
Liver biopsy: A liver biopsy is essential for establishing a diagnosis. Best of luck. Speak with the physician doing the biopsy and ask for something to relax you ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Liver biopsy: Ultrasound guided biopsy reasonably safe. Risk of bleeding number one complaint by patients is having to lay to stomach for a number of hours. Once wa ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
35 years experience Phlebology
Not very: In experienced hands, ultrasound guided liver biopsy has a complication rate well below 5%.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
Sometimes: It depends on multiple factors.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends whether you have liver disease or not. It also depends on what type liver disease you have.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Lawson
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain is relative: One would think that a liver biopsy is very painful, but actually as long as you are prepared mentally and perhaps take a medication to relax you, it ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal!: You want the biopsy to read" normal architecture, hepatic cell appearance, no steatosid or fatty infiltration and normal blood vessel appearance, with ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Definitive answer : A biopsy (liver or other organ or tissue) provides your doctor with a near definitive answer to an abnormal finding. This is most commonly needed whe ... Read More
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