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Home Liver Biopsy What do I need to do after the liver biopsy?
What do I need to do after the liver biopsy? PDF Print E-mail

After the biopsy, you will lie on your right side for an hour or two.  This will put pressure on the biopsy site.  You will be carefully watched during the next four to six hours.  You will stay in bed and a nurse will check your pulse and blood pressure often.  You may have some discomfort in your shoulder or neck.  This should be mild and will go away in an hour or two.  You may take a painkiller if needed.  If a problem occurs, you will have to stay in the hospital.  If there are no problems, you can go home four to six hours after the test.  You will not be allowed to leave alone.  An adult must take you home.  You should rest the day of the biopsy. You can return to your normal activities the next day. However, avoid sports, heavy lifting, and straining for the next two days.