Liver Biopsy
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Liver Biopsy Side Effects and Warnings

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Possible Complications

If you are planning to have a liver biopsy, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Pain (common)
  • Bleeding (uncommon)
  • Infection (rare)
  • Perforation of the gallbladder or intestines (rare)
  • Puncture of the lung (rare)

Call Your Doctor

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

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or any discharge from the incision site
  • Severe abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting
  • A faint or light-headed feeling
  • Severe shoulder pain
  • Trouble breathing, cough, or chest pain

In case of an emergency, CALL 911.

 
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