A 31-year-old member asked:
will the radioactive dye for sentinel node biopsy make me sick?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Breast Surgery 47 years experience
No: There is very little radiation with esentinel node biopsy which does not exhibit any systemic side effects. But since you are usually undergoing general anesthesia, there may be some sickness after surgery due to the anesthesia.
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Breast Surgery 30 years experience
No: The tracer is technitium sulfa colloid. Unless one has an allergic reaction is it innocuous.
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Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
No: The dose of radiation is so low that preganant women scrub on these cases routinely.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
At the time of my laparoscopy, my doctor was not able to get a biopsy. Is the physical appearance of endometriosis adequate for diagnosis?
4 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Gynecology 40 years experience
Biopsy endo: Endometriosis may look like many other things especially atypical endometriosis, for which reason a tissue diagnosis is very important to accurately diagnose the disease.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
How long will my liver biopsy take?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
15 minutes: Lie on the proper table, prep the skin, insert needle...Sometimes under ultrasound guidance, remove needle, may need more than one specimen.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
How soon will I learn the results of the liver biopsy?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
72 HOURS/ONE WEEK: Usually 72 hours to one week.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Will I be awake for my liver biopsy?
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Hepatology
Sometimes: It depends on multiple factors.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
What can be expected from getting a liver biopsy done?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Depends: It depends on reason for which you are having liver biopsy. There are risks with liver biopsy procedure itself. But overall risk is low, especially it is done in a center where liver biopsies are being done in large numbers.
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