Liver Biopsy--After the Procedure - Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease
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Liver Biopsy--After the Procedure

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Liver biopsy--after the procedure - Hepatitis C for Patients

After the biopsy is done, your doctor will ask you to roll onto your side and lie still for 1 or 2 hours. This is to put pressure on the area where the biopsy was performed, so that you do not have bleeding or other problems caused by getting up too soon. After a while, your doctor may order blood tests to make sure that you are not bleeding. Before long, you will be told that you can go home. Follow your doctor's advice not to lift heavy weights or exercise too hard for about 2 weeks, so that your body has enough time to heal.