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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

A liver ultrasound is used to examine the liver if a patient is experiencing pain, swelling or other abnormalities, notes Two Views. It can be used to detect cysts, obstructions or infections in the liver as well as to c... More »

A liver biopsy involves microscope examination of liver tissue for signs of damage or disease in detecting, diagnosing and treating liver conditions. A needle is used to remove a small piece of liver tissue in each of th... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The first thing a patient usually does to prepare for a liver biopsy is to meet with her doctor to go over expectations and information regarding the procedure, states Mayo Clinic. This is also a good time to ask questio... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

Possible complications of a liver biopsy include pain, bleeding, infection, and injury to another organ, according to Mayo Clinic. In rare cases, a liver biopsy may lead to hematoma, short-term issues with the facial ner... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

Patients are usually able to resume normal activities within a week of having a liver biopsy, explains Mayo Clinic. During this week-long recovery period, patients should refrain from lifting anything that weighs over 10... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

After knee surgery, patients are moved into a recovery room for a couple of hours and then moved into a hospital room for a typical stay of two days, according to Mayo Clinic. In most situations, pain medications are pre... More » Health Conditions & Diseases