Apr 11, 2019 05:19AM - edited Apr 11, 2019 06:02AM by Wildplaces
I am very sorry to read this post - but my saying that, does not begin to cover it.
A liver biopsy In Australia is done under conscious sedation and local anaesthesia. It can be uncomfortable but should not be painful. In this context it is tough emotionally ( if ever an understatement) - please get the premed you need and ask for additional sedation as/if you require it.
From the operator/radiology point of view - they image concomittantly with the biopsy - and have to get adequate tissue from the lesions - here the more good bites - the stronger the pathology analysis. So yes it helps if you can hold/be comfortable throughout the procedure, please get/ask for the sedation you need before they start. A pathologist can only comment on what theyhave under a microscope.
Many ladies on the liver thread have had liver biopsies.
Nicole, two lesions are unusual but you will not know exactly what you are dealing with until they do the biopsy. There are a number of benign lesions that show up on scans.
( kidney biopsies tend to be more painful than liver - its the approach)