When your kidney function is abnormal, a kidney biopsy may be done to find out the reason for poor kidney function, or Check how well a transplanted kidney is working. There may be other reasons for your healthcare provider to advise a kidney biopsy. Biopsies come with many risks too As with any procedure, complications can happen including: Bruising and discomfort at the biopsy site, On-going bleeding from the biopsy site, in the urine, or inside the body, Puncture of nearby organs or structures, and Infection near the biopsy site.
If the kidney biopsy is done with the aid of X-ray, the amount of radiation used is small. Therefore, the risk for radiation exposure is low. If you are pregnant or think you may be, tell your healthcare provider. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks to the fetus from being exposed to an X-ray. Pregnancy is not always contraindication for having a kidney biopsy. It may be important to maintain the health of the mother. Special precautions may be taken to protect both the mother and the fetus during a kidney biopsy. You may not be able to have kidney biopsy if you have an active kidney infection, certain bleeding conditions, uncontrolled high blood pressure, or have only one working kidney. There may be other risks depending on your specific medical condition. Be sure to raise any concerns with your healthcare provider before the procedure.
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