What Pain Medication Can You Take If You Have Liver Problems?

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A liver biopsy is a test that takes a sample of tissue from the liver for examination.


Alternative Names

Biopsy - liver; Percutaneous biopsy


How the test is performed

The test is usually done in the hospital. Before the test is done, you may be given a medicine to prevent pain or to calm you (sedative).

If the biopsy is done through the abdominal wall, you will be lying on your back with your right hand under your head. It is important to be as still as possible.

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