When should I call my doctor after a liver biopsy?
In most instances, there are no complications in performing a liver biopsy. However, internal bleeding may rarely occur, as well as a leak of bile from the liver or gallbladder.
Please call your doctor or go to the nearest emergency room if you have any of the following:
- Difficulty breathing
- Tenderness or severe pain at the biopsy site or in the chest, shoulder, or abdomen within 72 hours after the procedure.