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:

  • Fever
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Dizziness
  • Tenderness or severe pain at the biopsy site or in the chest, shoulder, or abdomen within 72 hours after the procedure.

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