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Does lung needle biopsy hurt?
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Not if done right
Lungs have very few nerve endings within the lung.
If done by a skilled doctor biopsy thru the skin (ie guide by a scanner) can cause pressure and a feeling of fullness but minimal pain. The level of discomfort relates to how accessible the nodule or mass is for the biopsy needle.

In brief: Not if done right
Lungs have very few nerve endings within the lung.
If done by a skilled doctor biopsy thru the skin (ie guide by a scanner) can cause pressure and a feeling of fullness but minimal pain. The level of discomfort relates to how accessible the nodule or mass is for the biopsy needle.
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