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Liver Biopsy


* A liver biopsy is a procedure to remove a small piece of the liver so it can be examined with a microscope for signs of damage or disease.

* A liver biopsy is used to diagnose liver problems or to estimate the degree of liver damage.

* Patients prepare for a liver biopsy by stopping medications that might interfere with blood clotting and by having blood drawn to make sure clotting is  normal. 

*Patients should not eat or drink for 8 hours before the liver biopsy and should arrange a ride home.

* Results from a liver biopsy take a few days to come back.

* Most patients fully recover from a liver biopsy in 1 to 2 days.

* The major risk of liver biopsy is excessive bleeding, called hemorrhage.