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Posted by thanbey on June 15, 2000 at 01:40:56:

In Reply to: biopsy reaction posted by Sean on June 14, 2000 at 17:02:00:

: Hi thanbey

: I just had my first liver biopsy, and it really threw me for a loop. i had no sedation or meds, and no pain or real discomfort with the procedure itself. However, the next day i tried to do some light office work, and sort of collapsed--so bad that i went to the dr. to ensure i was not bleeding.
: Turns out i went into some kind of low grade but peristent shock. it was four or five days before i really recovered.
: Is this common? Should i expect it if i ever have another bio? How often do people have to get these damn tests? (don't know my results yet--see the dr. in another few days)
: Thanks for any info.

: s.


Dear Sean,

I have not heard of this before. Please remember that I am not a doctor and surely don't know everything there is to know.

Usually, they keep you in the hospital for several hours after a biopsy to check on your blood pressure and to ensure that you are
okay.

Honestly, I don't know what to say except that, should you ever need another biopsy, be sure to tell the doctor about this reaction.

Most people are advised (depending on their circumstances) to get a biopsy every three to five years.

I hope this helps, and I'm very glad you are better.

thanbey

www.hcop.org



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