Re: [GIWorld-Hepatitis] Liver Biopsy
- Hi Deena,
The ANTICIPATION of the biopsy is MUCH worse than the biopsy
itself. In fact, the actual biopsy is so fast (assuming you have
someone experienced doing it) it doesn't really have time to hurt.
I've had two biopsies. The first one I had no pre-meds, just a local
to numb the area. (The liver has no pain receptors.) My doc kept
telling me it would only take a few seconds. I decided to distract
myself during the biopsy by counting (in my head!) the number of
seconds it took before he was finished. Well - I didn't even get to
one. It was over! The only problem I had that time was that
afterwards whenever I took a deep breath it hurt, so they gave me
Demerol and it worked fine. The worst part was having to lay on that
rolled up towel for two hours afterwards. I was sore (minor) at the
biopsy site for a few weeks. My second biopsy was very different. I
asked if I could be premedicated, and I don't know what they gave me
- Versed, which kind of makes you forget and not care what they do to
you, and a pain medication, and I never felt a thing. I remember them
saying it was over, and I asked to see the specimen. They all looked
at me like I was nuts, then said they had already sent it to the lab.
I had to lay on the rolled up towel for an hour or two, it never even
hurt at all afterwards, not even sore later. I think it was probably
because I was more relaxed. Basically, both were a breeze. I know
you'll still be nervous, but hopefully this will ease some of your
--- sexy8unnie@... wrote:
> Hi All,__________________________________________________
> Can someone be kind enough to walk me through their experience when
> they had
> their liver biospy?
> I am due my biospy next week and want to know what to expect. I'm
> nervous about the whole ordeal.
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