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Liver Biopsy (cont.)

Post-Procedure Activity

Patients should not return to work on the day of liver biopsy. Patients may return to work as tolerated the day after liver biopsy. Some patients prefer to take a day off from work due to post-biopsy discomfort. Otherwise, patients are free to resume their typical eating and bathing habits and return to normal activities.

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