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Adenoma on liver

I had a kidney ultrasound as I have uncontrolled high blood pressure and all was good but they found an adenona on my liver. I have to have a CT scan now and my consultant said I may also need a biopsy.

I’m really worried and I don’t want to have a liver biopsy. Is there an alternative? I’ve never been in hospital in my life. I’m 48. Any help would be very appreciated. I’m so worried.

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A liver biopsy is generally quick and pain free. They numb the area with a little local anaesthetic and introduce a needle to take the sample - there may be a little pulling sensation when this is done. It takes less than a few minutes but you have to lay down for a few hours afterwards to be monitored in case of any bleeding.

Whilst I understand your worries I would ask isn't it better to get the thing identified and seen to than leaving it and perhaps in the future requiring prolonged hospitalisation due to further ill health.

You don't normally require to stay in for the biopsy, it is usually an out patient procedure unless there are complications such as low platelet counts and such like which require another method of biopsy and/or platelet transfusions.

Katie

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Thanks very much for taking the time to respond Katie. What you said makes sense. I hope I get good news. Havnt slept a wink worrying.

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If you've not already seen it, the British Liver Trust have an information page about Benign Liver Tumours including adenomas at:- britishlivertrust.org.uk/li...

Katie

Hope all goes well.

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Thanks again Katie

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