Liver biopsy for NASH: What was your experience?

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Patients Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and NASH

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Good advisor

Liver biopsy is necessary to detect liver inflammation due to NAFLD or NASH.

Did you have to undergo liver biosy? How did you prepare for the preocedure and how did it go?

What was the result and how was it interpreted by your doctor?

You are more than welcome to share your experience with other members!

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I had my Liver Biopsy last year (2017) the proceedure was done by inserting the cannular/needle between my ribs. Because my Blood Pressure crashed after the procedure it was decided to admit me and keep me in Hospital for overnight observation - I was not prepared or pleased with this.

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hi i have just been told by the hospital i have fatty liver disease will i need to have a biopsy or not i have to go see a specialist in november ?

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real2345

Hi, If you already have a diagnoses I shouldn't think you would need a Biopsy???

I had a Ultrasound Scan, MRI with Contrast Scan, Fibroscan and then a Liver Biopsy to be given my diagnosis of Non Alcoholic Steato-hepatitis.

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@Liam2863‍ 

Hello, is the procedure really painful? I'm a little nervous about this. 

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@thomas_dad‍ 

Hi, You should be given a local anaesthetic at the site where the Biopsy is done. I felt just a slight discomfort but not any pain. Hope this answers your question.

When are going to have this procedure done?

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@Liam2863 It didn't hurt too much for me either. How long did it take you to heal?

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 @vivi1975‍ - Hi, It took a couple of days to heal. 

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Hello everyone,

How are you today? Have you seen this discussion?

Did you undergo a liver biopsy in your diagnosis process? How did you prepare for it? How did it go? 
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Feel free to share any advice or experiences with us here!

Take care,
Courtney

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@Courtney_J I was told not to eat or drink for at least 6 hours beforehand and my treatment was in the morning, so I just went to bed without eating. They gave me a local anaesthetic at the spot they planned to insert the needle (which hurt a bit), so I didn't really feel anything when it happened except for maybe a little pressure. The most unconmfortable was the "recovery" immediately after, I had to lie on my side for an hour to help stop the bleeding and then on my back for another 5 hours. Fortunately I brought a good book! Other than that recovery was fine, I went straight back to my "normal life" afterwards.