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

PDF download is not available for Arabic and Urdu languages at this time. Please use the browser print function instead

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

Key points

  • Leave the dressing on for 48 hours.
  • You may give your child acetaminophen for pain.
  • Avoid physical activity for two weeks.
  • Go to the nearest Emergency Department if your child develops bleeding at the biopsy site, is coughing up blood, is pale, has shortness of breath, is tired or has severe chest pain.
Last updated: April 6th 2020