Liver biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedure

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Learn how to care for your child at home after a liver biopsy.

Key points

  • Leave the dressing on for 24 hours.
  • You may give your child acetaminophen for pain, if your child’s doctor allows it.
  • Avoid major physical activities for two weeks.
  • Go to the nearest Emergency Department if your child develops bleeding at the biopsy site, vomits blood or has blood in their bowel movements, has fever, is pale, tired or has severe abdominal pain.
Last updated: April 6th 2020