A member asked:

Why are drs concerned about a bloated or distended abdomen after liver biopsy? what would this indicate?

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Dr. Mark Pack answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Multiple possibiliti: Liver biopsy is not without risks. The liver can bleed. Bowels can get injured with the needle. They are most likely concerned with excess bleeding from the biopsy site. Possibly concerned about bowel injury.

Answered 5/21/2018



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