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A 58-year-old male asked:

How do i convince my doctor to send me for liver biopsy? he did 3 ultras and 2 bloods and refuses to send me for one. second opinion?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Why the need?: Other than moderate alcohol intake you have not provided any indication as to why you may have liver disease. Liver biopsy is not a trivial procedure and invasive procedures carry a risk. Could be that there is no need for a liver biopsy. If you are not satisfied with your doctor you may wish to see a different one.

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