A 34-year-old member asked:
is there a reason to have a liver biopsy done multiple times?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Many liver biopsies: It depends on the context (diagnoiss, treatment, management). It depends on the definition of many.
One measurement (of just about anything) does not give you a trend...And, at times, that is necessary
post-transplant there may be a need for many biopsies...
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Aesthetic Medicine 28 years experience
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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?
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Specializes in Hepatology
Sometimes: It depends on multiple factors.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
What are the dangers of liver biopsy?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Many, see below: In general liver biopsy is very safe. Complications include bleeeding, infection, bowel perforation, gallbladder perforation, bile leak, and punctured lung to name a few. Bleeding is the most common. Major complications occur rarely, about 1% of the time.
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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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Last updated Sep 2, 2013
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