I had a liver biopsy about 18 months ago now to diagnose my PBC.
I have to say although the biopsy itself was virtually painless, within a few mins I had excruciating pain up into my shoulder, around the right side of my chest and I was gasping for breath. It's like nothing I can describe...and I'm no wimp, I had my child with no pain relief, I've had a breast lump removed in theatre but under local anaesthetic (I have a fear of general anaesthetic!)...and they cracked a rib to get to it!! Yes, ok I can feel you wincing...I wont go on!! 😜
Anyway, since then I've had pain around the liver area, it's never gone and some days is sharper than others. I've been to hospital with it last year, had a scan, nothing to shed light on this pain.
I've been back today and saw a different member of my consultants team as this is an extra appointment due to my pain. He is going to send me for a scan but says he feels it's nerve damage from the liver biopsy? I have never heard this before!! Can this happen?
Is there anyone out there who can relate to this or could give me advice? I have had this pain for about 18 months now, would be good to get some understanding of it.
Wishing you well,