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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.
Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:
Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.
Ask your primary 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 primary 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.
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