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How long is recovery from a liver biopsy?

How long is recovery from a liver biopsy?

Liver biopsy: You rest for approximately four to five hours after the biopsy and then go home. At home, do not lift more than 15 lb for the next 5 days and no aspirin, advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin like drugs for the same period of time. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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How long will my liver biopsy take?

How long will my liver biopsy take?

15 minutes: Lie on the proper table, prep the skin, insert needle...Sometimes under ultrasound guidance, remove needle, may need more than one specimen. ...Read more

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How is a liver biopsy performed and how long is this procedure?

How is a liver biopsy performed and how long is this procedure?

Uses imaging: Either ct scan or ultrasound for guidance. Small amount of sedation. Skin will be numbed with lidocaine. Small needle will take samples. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...Read more

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How long is the needle that is used for liver biopsy?

How long is the needle that is used for liver biopsy?

Long enough :-): A hepatologist (specialist in liver disease) can tell you precisely. But most would probably agree that the needle used is "long enough.". ...Read more

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How long will it take to get my liver biopsy results?

How long will it take to get my liver biopsy results?

Two days to a week: If it is a routine histological examination by the pathologist it will take less than 48 hours. It takes one day to fix the tissue and the next day the slides are examined under the microscope and the pathologist dictates it out. It could be as early as 48 hour or more than a week if you need special stains performed. ...Read more

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After a hep c diagnosis, then a liver biopsy of cancer. How long to live?

After a hep c diagnosis, then a liver biopsy of cancer. How long to live?

Liver biopsy: Liver cancer is a serious cancer and needs to be treated quickly and aggressively. The prognosis depends on a number of factors, including the size, precise location and local/distant spread of the tumor. The oncologist would be able to provide more precise information given the specific details of a case. ...Read more

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Is liver biopsy painful?

It's not a bee sting: Despite using a local anesthetic, a liver biopsy is at best uncomfortable. A rather large gauge needle is used. Goes through the skin and muscle on the side of your abdomen and into the liver. Once there, the worse is over, pain wise. ...Read more

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How safe is a liver biopsy?

Liver biopsy: Ultrasound guided biopsy reasonably safe. Risk of bleeding number one complaint by patients is having to lay to stomach for a number of hours. Once was done without us guidence had possibility of accidental lung biopsy with pneumothorax. Much rarer. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a liver biopsy?

How dangerous is a liver biopsy?

Safe test: If imaging is used like ultrasound or ct it is safer. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
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Liver Biopsy (Definition)

Of your liver usually with a needle inserted thrubthe ...Read more