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Is liver biopsy painful?
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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In brief: Mildly
Some patients have more discomfort than others, in general its well tolerated.

In brief: Mildly
Some patients have more discomfort than others, in general its well tolerated.
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
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