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How is Liver Biopsy done and are there any side effects ?

Dear sir I am suffering from HBSAG since 2007 the HBVDNA count is 1000000 copies Dear sir, I am suffering from HBSAG since 2007, the HBVDNA count is 10,00,000 copies/ml on 12/04/2011, Doctors asked me to do liver biopsy . What is meant by LIVER BIOPSY? Is there any problem by doing this(I mean any side effects)? How it can be done? They told me to purchase a liver biopsy gun.. Please give reply as early as possible.
Asked On : Sat, 2 Jul 2011
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In liver biopsy a small liver tissue is taken with the help of a thick needle and is examined for the effects produced on your liver by the infection. There is minimal risk involved and it is a safe OPD procedure.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal

Answered: Sat, 2 Jul 2011
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