Muscle Biopsy Pain

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Definition

A muscle biopsy is the removal of a small piece of muscle tissue for examination.


Alternative Names

Biopsy - muscle


How the test is performed

This procedure is usually done while you are awake. The health care provider will apply a numbing medicine (local anesthesia) to the biopsy area.

There are two types of muscle biopsy:

A needle biopsy involves inserting a needle into the muscle. When the needle is removed, a small piece of tissue remains in the needle. The tissue is sent to a...

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