During a percutaneous liver biopsy, the most common liver biopsy technique, the doctor injects a local anesthetic that may cause a brief stinging sensation, as stated by Johns Hopkins Medicine. Patients may also feel a s... More »

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A standard liver biopsy takes only five minutes and requires the doctor to insert a fine needle into a small abdominal incision in order to extract a minute sample of liver tissue, explains WebMD. A laparoscopic procedur... More »

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Patients are monitored in a recovery room for up to four hours after a liver biopsy and then driven home because they are still sedated, states Mayo Clinic. Patients should avoid heavy lifting, strenuous physical activit... More »

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The recovery process for a lung biopsy varies depending what type of biopsy is done and what type of anesthesia is used, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. Often, the patient is monitored until blood pressure, pulse an... More »

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A woman prepares for a colposcopy or cervical biopsy by first having a consultation with her medical provider, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. During this consultation, she lets her doctor know whether she is pregna... More »

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive computerized diagnostic technique that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to develop an image of the inside of the body, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. The... More »

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A doctor performs a nerve conduction test by adhering two electrode patches to the skin above the nerve and sending an electrical impulse through one of the electrodes to stimulate the nerve, explains Johns Hopkins Medic... More »

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