Fine Needle Biopsy
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Fine Needle Biopsy?

This biopsy is used to evaluate organ or tumor tissue. It is also sometimes used to find out how certain treatments are working.

Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. The potential complications will depend on the location of the biopsy. Your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Bruise where the needle was inserted
  • Pain after the procedure
  • Infection

Call Your Doctor

After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Pain, redness, swelling, heat, discharge, or a red streak in the area of the needle insertion
  • Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain
  • New symptoms develop

In case of emergency, CALL 911.

 
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