Biopsy Side Effects and Warnings
Side Effects and Warnings
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:
- 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
- Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given
- Any new symptoms
In case of an emergency, call 911.