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Percutaneous Kidney Biopsy

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

A percutaneous kidney biopsy is a procedure to remove a small sample of kidney tissue. It is done to drain an abscess (pocket of pus). It may also be done to check for kidney disease or cancer.

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Wound care:

Ask your healthcare provider how to care for the area where your biopsy was done.

For more information:

  • National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
    3 Information Way
    Bethesda , MD 20892-3580
    Phone: 1- 800 - 891-5390
    Web Address: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • You feel weak or dizzy.
  • You have a fever.
  • You have blood in your urine.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Seek care immediately or call 911 if:

  • You urinate small amounts or not at all.
  • You have severe pain in your abdomen or where your procedure was done.
  • You have sudden chest pain or trouble breathing.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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