Biopsy
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Biopsy Side Effects and Warnings

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Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a biopsy, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Results that are difficult to interpret

Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the surgery.

Call Your Doctor

After you leave the hospital, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or discharge from the biopsy site
  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Bleeding
  • Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given
  • Any new symptoms

In case of an emergency, call 911.

 
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