Tell me about the Biopsy

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katydid1994
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   Posted 10/13/2007 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Now they suspect AIH due to the ASMA, LFTs are staying up and ultrasound looked fatty.
 
So the biopsy is thursday.
 
Please someone tell me:
 
How long do you have to lay still and do you mean absolutely still?  What about the bathroom?  I have chron's and the early morning will be a problem, especially stressed out over a procedure.
 
It's CT guided and no sedative, so do I keep most clothes on?  Again with the chron's I hate not having my drawers on! lol
 
How painful/discomforting is this thing? 
 
Will I need to lie down at home?
 
Will I be okay to work the next day as long as I don't lift?
 
thanks!
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frustrated_n_wv
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   Posted 10/14/2007 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ksty

I can only tell you from my experience, I am sure that in each case could have some differences. I too had a c-scan guided biopsy. The biopsy itself was not painful. They numbed me and gave me some medicaion to relax prior to the proceedure. Yes I was able to keep my clothing on, but wear something comfortable and movable. I believe I had to lay still for about 5 hours following the proceedure, was totally boring as I also remember. They allowed me to eat and drink during this time and yes bathroom time, but I think both of those were after about an hour or two. I was sore the following day, but didn't feel bad. I could have worked, however I chose to stay home an extra day. I did not have to lay still when I was at home.

Let us know how it goes. I am keeping my fingers crossed that everything turns out wonderfully.

Lucy

hep93
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   Posted 10/14/2007 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
My experience was a little different. I was in a hospital gown and received no medication at all. The biopsy site was numbed, but that didn't help when the large needle was pushed in. I experienced a lot of back pain after the biopsy, and was given IM morphine. I was then taken to a private hospital room where I lay on my right side with a rolled up towel underneath the biopsy site, for 5 hours. I was allowed to use the bathroom, but the morphine really interfered with the need to urinate and/or defecate. I was sore the next day and took that day off from work. I remember it was about 10 days before my doctor called me with the results: Chronic, active hepatitis C.

Get with a really good hepatologist, if you haven't already. He should be able to answer any questions you might have.

Good luck!

Connie

katydid1994
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   Posted 10/15/2007 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the replies!

I spoke with the radiologist today about taking Immodium ahead of time. He said I would have to lay for four hours and cannot move during that time. He also said he would take five samples.

Crossing fingers for thursday.
Diagnosed with Crohn's August 2006
Age 30
Asthma, Rosacea, Venous Insufficiency, Malabsorption and Excessive Bile production
Questran 1 package per day
Colocort Enema 2 per day
Metamucil
Advair 100, 2 per day
 
 

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