Hello doctors, can varices be erupted by liver biopsy by needle?

No. Varices are usually in the esophagus/food pipe and needle biopsy is done far away. That does not mean that biopsy can not cause bleeding.

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Do I have to be awake for my liver biopsy? I know they want you to hold your breath when the doctor sticks in the needle, but is that really necessary? I’m afraid i’ll move or have a panic attack just as he sticks in the needle.

General . General anesthesia is not needed for a liver biopsy. Your doctor will most likely give you an intravenous medication to relieve your anxiety, so a panic attack is not very likely. Please take a look at the health guide i posted on this site regarding conscious sedation, which is the safer and more appropriate alternative to general anesthesia for procedures like liver biopsy. Read more...
Ask doc. Ask your doctor for an injection to calm you during the procedure, as that may be possible. Everyone is nervous when getting a needle stuck in their liver, so docs are used to dealing with this and will not allow you to move during the procedure. Read more...
Awake & comfortable. You need not be fully awake but general anesthesia for a quick procedure such as a liver biopsy is not necessary. Moderate sedation is often used in this situation to relieve anxiety and pain. Also, the performing physician should make sure to use adequate local anesthesia. The combination of sedation and good local anesthesia should make this a very safe and comfortable procedure. Read more...
CBT. Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. Read more...

Is a liver biopsy accurate? The liver’s pretty big, so isn’t it likely it could miss something? How can the doctor be sure he’s getting a sample of the damaged part?

If . If the goal is to get a general sample of liver tissue to evaluate for cirrhosis, venous obstructive disease, abnormal deposits of iron, or similar organ-wide problems, then a biopsy is pretty easy and "missing something" is unlikely. The bigger the liver, the easier it is. On the other hand, if there is one specific spot in the liver that's abnormal, and your doctor is aiming for just that spot, then missing the target is more likely. In such situations, we usually have a pathologist present during the biopsy to look at the tissue as we collect it. The pathologist will not be able to make a final diagnosis in real time, be he or she should be able to say whether or not the tissue that's been collected will be adequate for making that final diagnosis. Read more...
Liver biopsy. Many diseases that affect the liver, involve the liver uniformly so that a biopsy of a "random" area should show pertinent changes. If there is a specific mass lesion that is being targeted, it is important to have the biopsy performed with some type of imaging guidance to insure obtaining pertinent tissue. Read more...

How does a doctor take a liver biopsy?

Liver biopsy. A needle is introduced between the ribs into the liver and a very small core of tisue is removed after the best spot has been located with an ultrasound device. Read more...

Why might my doctor want me to get a liver biopsy?

Various reasons. Liver biopsy can be done to aid in diagnosis of a suspected liver problem due to abnormal blood test for example. Sometimes it is done to see how progressed a certain disease is - chronic hepatitis for example. Read more...
Various reasons. In general liver biopsy will be ordered for one of several reasons. If you have no history of liver disease then your doctor is either ordering the biopsy because you have abnormal blood work or you have abnormal finding on ct, MRI or ultrasound scan of your liver. If you have history of hepatitis or other chronic liver disease you will need a biopsy to determine the degree of liver damage. Read more...

Does a liver biopsy hurt? My doctor says i’ll be awake, but i’m a real wimp about pain. How bad is it going to hurt?

It . It shouldn't be too bad. Liver biopsies are usually done with conscious sedation, which should be more than adequate to control any discomfort (see my health guide about conscious sedation on this site). You'll feel a little poke and some brief burning when the local anesthetic is injected, but not much after that. Read more...
It shouldn't. Only a minor discomfort at the biopsy site entry... Usually numbed beforehand anyway. Read more...

Fatty liver biopsy is it normal for doctors to do a liver biopsy for fatty liver, it was found when checking for pancreatitis?

Biopsy gold standard. In response to an earlier question i raised the issue of alcohol and overweight since these are the commonest issues in fatty liver. Please consult the following site for details on fatty liver. Biopsy is needed to confirm the diagnosis especially in a difficult circumstance. http://www.webmd.com/hepatitis/fatty-liver-disease. Read more...
Glad it was found. As he always does, dr. Singh has given you good advice. This might be a good time to do without alcohol at all, and instead find some form of vigorous exercise that you actually enjoy doing and make it an important part of your life and social activities. Good luck and be brave. Read more...

What answers can a liver biopsy provide to doctors?

Gold standard. Is the mass tumor, if so, what kind? How extensive is the inflammation / fibrosis of a viral hepatitis, information we need as a guide to treatment. Is this really hemochromatosis / wilson's / antitrypsin deficiency / plasma cell hepatitis? Is the transplant being rejected, if so how & what rx is best? If medication-related, what pattern & what to expect? Much i wish i could show you. Best wishes. Read more...

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...

Can a liver biopsy start bleeding if I don't keep the pressure in the area where the needle was inserted?

Bleeding from a. liver biopsy is a major risk of that proceedure,but pressure over the biopsy site will not reduce that risk.If you r having abdominal pain,weakness,dizziness,get ahold of your physician immediately . Read more...