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Liver Disease (Symptoms, Signs, Anatomy and Function)


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Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 11

I have had a liver biopsy. I was very apprehensive and scared. But, it turned out to be a walk in the park. Really! My lump on my liver just turned out to be a fatty tumor!

Comment from: Karen, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 13

I had a liver biopsy today. It was not as bad as I had thought it would be. After the happy juice, I felt a small pinch while numbing the liver area for puncture and the site where the sample would be taken. Then, poof, it was over. So don't worry, and don't let others' experiences scare you.

Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care


Fauci, Anthony S., et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 17th ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2011.

National Library of Medicine. LiverTox.

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