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how dangerous is a liver biopsy?

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Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
Phlebology 35 years experience
Not very: In experienced hands, ultrasound guided liver biopsy has a complication rate well below 5%.
Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
Safe test: If imaging is used like ultrasound or ct it is safer. See radiologyinfo.Org.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What does a liver biopsy entail? Is it dangerous?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Liver biopsy(ies): Liver biopsy means taking a piece of the liver for microscopic examination. Now-a-days, most are accomplished under radiographic (ultrasound, ct) guidance in real time with spring-loaded needles & under sedation. Liver biopsies can also be performed as an "open" surgical procedure or via a vascular catheter that is snaked into the liver. Danger is in causing bleeding or trauma to adjacent organs.
Grove City, PA
A 38-year-old female asked:

What can you do to help reduce fatty liver? Also, is South Beach Diet safe for fatty liver

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Lose weight: Vitamin e has also been shown to help. You do have a risk of gall stones with rapid weight loss. Ironically patients who had some fat when they dieted as opposed to no fat, developed fewer gall stones.
Sedalia, MO
A 38-year-old female asked:

How much weight do you need to lose to decrease the size of your liver if it is borderline from fatty liver? Already lost 42 lbs.

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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
General Practice 15 years experience
BMI: Fatty liver disease associated with obesity can improve with wt loss based on your bmi. A bmi < 30 with a healthy lifestyle can show signs of improvement. Monitor your liver enzymes routinely.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What can be expected from getting a liver biopsy done?

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Dr. ASHRAF MALEK
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.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How effective is motilium in helping the bowel?

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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Motilium: It contains Domperidone which is Dopamine antagonist which may help with nausea &amp; heartburn. Caution regarding effect on the heart. Consult your doctor before using it.

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