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Kidney Biopsy
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Kidney Biopsy Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

Possible Complications

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

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Pain

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

Call Your Doctor

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

  • Bloody urine 24 hours after biopsy or a lot of blood in the urine
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Dizziness
  • Pain that is worse at biopsy site
  • Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given
  • Always feeling the need to urinate
  • Pain or burning when you urinate
  • Redness or drainage at biopsy site

In case of an emergency, CALL 911.


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Posted 7 years ago

my father is taking up biopsy (kidney) , should he not drive after biopsy if yes for how many days ?

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