I had my liver biopsy today, & wanted to share how it was. I had written a question a while ago, asking how painful is a biopsy on a scale of 1-10. I am very pleased to announce, that I rate the one I had today as a, "0." Truly, there was no pain whatsoever. I was given an IV with both pain meds & light sedation, while laying on the CAT Scan table. I was run through the scan so the Dr. could locate my liver & know exactly where to go in. I asked him if I would feel the slit he cuts to put the biopsy needle in, & if I would feel a pinch or jab, etc. He said, absolutely not, because you will be out! Next thing I know it was over, I was wheeled back to recovery room, with TV & I chose my lunch off the menu. My husband & sister came to talk with me, while I ate,, & all this time I was resting on my right side, & signed all discharge papers & left. So simple, well organized, friendly/professional people. All this anxiety & wasted energy over this? No pains afterward at all. So thankful all went very well. I hope everyone will have a pleasant experience in the future, such as I did, so please DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT!
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