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will i be awake for my liver biopsy?

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Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
Sometimes: It depends on multiple factors.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Yes: The actually liver biopsy takes no more than a minute, but the setting up can take half an hour. Liver biopsies can be done under ultrasound guidance or just by feel. The area is numbed locally with lidocaine, but there is no need to be sleeping during a liver biopsy.
Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Maybe.: Most of the time liver biopsies are done under light sedation, which means technically you are not asleep as though you were under general anesthesia. This sedation, however, does make you drowasy and comfortable. It depends on multiple factors though, so you should make that decision with your physician.
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Specializes in Radiology
Yes: Most liver biopsies are performed using the guidance of ultrasound or ct. Most of the time the patient is awake. Sometimes the patient will be given a mild sedative to relax them or to mitigate the pain of the procedure. It is fairly important for the patient to be awake as you may have to hold your breath for a short period of time during the procedure.

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