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Liver biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureLLiver biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureLiver biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LiverLiverNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2016-04-05T04:00:00ZMichelle Côté, BScN RN;Constance O’Connor, RN(EC), NP8.0000000000000065.0000000000000557.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>A guide on how to care for your child at home after a liver biopsy.</p><h2>What is a liver biopsy?</h2> <p>A <a href="/Article?contentid=2453&language=English">liver biopsy</a> is a procedure done to obtain a small sample of the liver so it can be examined under a microscope. A liver biopsy can help your child’s doctor identify problems in the liver, find the cause of liver disease, and/or determine how much damage is in the liver.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Leave dressing on for 24 hours.</li> <li>You may give your child acetaminophen for pain if your child’s doctor allows it.</li> <li>Avoid major physical activity for two weeks.</li> <li>Go to the nearest Emergency Department if your child develops bleeding at the biopsy site, vomits blood or has blood in their bowel movements, is pale, tired or has severe abdominal pain.</li> </ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <p>After discharge, you should call your doctor or nurse or go to the emergency room if your child develops any of the following:</p> <ul> <li>bleeding from the site of the biopsy that soaks through the bandage</li> <li>persistent abdominal or chest pain (shoulder pain up to two weeks after the biopsy)</li> <li>throwing up (<a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a>) blood or vomiting that does not stop</li> <li>pale skin, weakness or dizziness</li> <li>passage of tarry black stools</li> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> higher than 38°C (100.4°F)</li> <li>redness, tenderness and/or swelling at the biopsy site</li> <li>severe pain</li> <li>swelling in the tummy</li> <li>general weakness</li> </ul><h2>Discharge from the hospital</h2> <p>Most children who have a liver biopsy go home the same day. This usually happens six to 24 hours after the biopsy. It differs depending on the age and health of the child, and the reason for the biopsy.</p> <p>Your child will be closely monitored until they can safely go home.</p><h2>At SickKids:</h2> <p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the IGT clinic during working hours at <strong>(416) 813-6054 </strong>and ask to speak to an IGT nurse. </p> <p>After 48 hours, please call your referring doctor. If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your family doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department or call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at <strong>(416) 813-1500 </strong>and ask them to page your specialist or the interventional radiologist on call.</p>
Biopsie du foie : prendre soin de votre enfant à la maison après l’interventionBBiopsie du foie : prendre soin de votre enfant à la maison après l’interventionLiver biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFrenchOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LiverLiverNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2016-04-05T04:00:00ZMichelle Côté, BScN RN;Constance O’Connor, RN(EC), NP8.0000000000000065.0000000000000557.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Un guide simple et clair sur la façon de prendre soin de votre enfant à la maison après une biopsie du foie.</p><h2>En quoi consiste une biopsie du foie?</h2> <p>Une <a href="/Article?contentid=2453&language=French">biopsie du foie</a> est une intervention au cours de laquelle on prélève un petit échantillon de tissu du foie afin de l’examiner au microscope. Une biopsie du foie peut aider le médecin de votre enfant à identifier des problèmes du foie, à trouver la cause d’une affection du foie et/ou à déterminer les dommages causés au foie.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Laissez le pansement en place pendant 24 heures.</li> <li>Vous pouvez donner de l’acétaminophène pour la douleur à votre enfant si son médecin l’autorise.</li> <li>Évitez toute activité physique intense pendant deux semaines.</li> <li>Rendez-vous au service d’urgence le plus près s’il y a un saignement provenant du site de la biopsie, si votre enfant vomit du sang ou si vous voyez du sang dans ses selles, ou encore s’il est pâle, fatigué ou a une douleur abdominale intense.</li> </ul><h2>Quand consulter le médecin</h2> <p>Après le congé de l’hôpital, vous devriez téléphoner à votre médecin ou au personnel infirmier, ou encore vous rendre au service d’urgence si votre enfant présente un des symptômes suivants :</p> <ul> <li>un saignement provenant du site de la biopsie qui souille le pansement;</li> <li>une douleur abdominale ou thoracique persistante (une douleur à l’épaule jusqu’à deux semaines après la biopsie);</li> <li>des vomissements de sang ou des (<a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=French">vomissements</a>) qui ne cessent pas; </li> <li>une pâleur de la peau, des faiblesses ou des étourdissements;</li> <li>des selles noirâtres et goudronneuses;</li> <li>une <a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=French">fièvre​</a> c.-à-d. une température corporelle de plus de 38°C (100,4 °F); </li> <li>une rougeur, une sensibilité ou une enflure autour du site de la biopsie;</li> <li>une douleur intense;</li> <li>le ventre enflé;</li> <li>une faiblesse généralisée.</li> </ul><h2>Congé de l’hôpital</h2><p>Après une biopsie du foie, la plupart des enfants rentrent à la maison le jour même, généralement de six à 24 heures après l’intervention, et ce fonction de leur âge et de leur état de santé ainsi que de la raison de la biopsie.</p><p>Votre enfant sera suivi de près jusqu’à ce qu’il puisse rentrer à la maison en toute sécurité.</p><h2>À l’hôpital SickKids</h2> <p>Si vous avez des préoccupations dans les 48 premières heures, communiquez avec la clinique de la TGI durant les heures de travail au <strong>416 813-6054</strong> et demandez à parler au personnel infirmier assigné à la TGI. </p> <p>Après 48 heures, appelez le médecin référent. Si vous avez des préoccupations en-dehors des heures de travail, consultez votre médecin de famille; rendez-vous au service d’urgence le plus près ou appelez la réception de l’hôpital SickKids au <strong>416 813-1500</strong> et demandez qu’on appelle votre spécialiste ou le radiologiste d’intervention de garde.</p>

 

 

Liver biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedure1239.00000000000Liver biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureLiver biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureLEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LiverLiverNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2016-04-05T04:00:00ZMichelle Côté, BScN RN;Constance O’Connor, RN(EC), NP8.0000000000000065.0000000000000557.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>A guide on how to care for your child at home after a liver biopsy.</p><h2>What is a liver biopsy?</h2> <p>A <a href="/Article?contentid=2453&language=English">liver biopsy</a> is a procedure done to obtain a small sample of the liver so it can be examined under a microscope. A liver biopsy can help your child’s doctor identify problems in the liver, find the cause of liver disease, and/or determine how much damage is in the liver.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Leave dressing on for 24 hours.</li> <li>You may give your child acetaminophen for pain if your child’s doctor allows it.</li> <li>Avoid major physical activity for two weeks.</li> <li>Go to the nearest Emergency Department if your child develops bleeding at the biopsy site, vomits blood or has blood in their bowel movements, is pale, tired or has severe abdominal pain.</li> </ul><h2>Care at home</h2> <h3>Dressing care</h3> <p>Leave the dressing on for 24 hours. If the dressing gets wet or soiled before then, remove it and replace it with a clean, dry bandage. Your child may also have a bruise at the biopsy site, which can take up to 10 days to go away.</p> <h3>Bathing</h3> <p>Your child can bath or shower the day (24 hours) after the biopsy. However in the first 24 hours it is very important to keep the bandage dry or replace it if it gets wet. A wet bandage can contribute to delayed healing and increase the risk of infection.</p> <h3>Meals</h3> <p>If your child is feeling well enough after the <a href="/Article?contentid=1260&language=English">sedation</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=1261&language=English">anaesthesia</a>, they can return to normal eating. It is also important to encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids for two days (48 hours) after the procedure.</p> <h3>Pain relief</h3> <p>Give your child <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain if your child’s doctor allows it. Do not give your child any medicines that will thin the blood, such as <a href="/Article?contentid=77&language=English"> acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>, without checking with a nurse or your child's doctor first.</p> <p>Some children may feel pain or discomfort after the liver biopsy for the first day or two. If this happens, give your child acetaminophen as directed by your child's doctor. </p> <h2>Physical activity</h2> <p>After the biopsy, your child will need to be quiet, stay home from school or daycare, and avoid physical activity for the first two days (48 hours). Your child may return to school two days after the biopsy with restricted activity. Your child should avoid for two full weeks any major activity or physical exertion, such as:</p> <ul> <li>contact sports</li> <li>gymnastics</li> <li>diving, swimming</li> <li>bicycle riding</li> <li>soccer</li> <li>rollerblading</li> <li>hockey</li> <li>skiing</li> <li>horseback riding<br></li> </ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <p>After discharge, you should call your doctor or nurse or go to the emergency room if your child develops any of the following:</p> <ul> <li>bleeding from the site of the biopsy that soaks through the bandage</li> <li>persistent abdominal or chest pain (shoulder pain up to two weeks after the biopsy)</li> <li>throwing up (<a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a>) blood or vomiting that does not stop</li> <li>pale skin, weakness or dizziness</li> <li>passage of tarry black stools</li> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> higher than 38°C (100.4°F)</li> <li>redness, tenderness and/or swelling at the biopsy site</li> <li>severe pain</li> <li>swelling in the tummy</li> <li>general weakness</li> </ul><h2>Discharge from the hospital</h2> <p>Most children who have a liver biopsy go home the same day. This usually happens six to 24 hours after the biopsy. It differs depending on the age and health of the child, and the reason for the biopsy.</p> <p>Your child will be closely monitored until they can safely go home.</p><h2>At SickKids:</h2> <p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the IGT clinic during working hours at <strong>(416) 813-6054 </strong>and ask to speak to an IGT nurse. </p> <p>After 48 hours, please call your referring doctor. If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your family doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department or call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at <strong>(416) 813-1500 </strong>and ask them to page your specialist or the interventional radiologist on call.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/liver_biopsy_caring_for_child_at_home.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/liver_biopsy_caring_for_child_at_home.jpgLiver biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedure

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