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Plz tell me from experience how painful a liver biopsy is?

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In brief: Short time

A stereotactic biopsy does not take much time to recover from at all (hours to a couple of days).
The biopsies can be done two ways: through the skin or from the GI tract. They are done "blind" (in image guidance) or via radiographic guidance (ct or ultrasound). They are not painful, although you will have some discomfort.

In brief: Short time

A stereotactic biopsy does not take much time to recover from at all (hours to a couple of days).
The biopsies can be done two ways: through the skin or from the GI tract. They are done "blind" (in image guidance) or via radiographic guidance (ct or ultrasound). They are not painful, although you will have some discomfort.
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