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The biopsy site may feel sore for several days. You may have a bruise on the site. This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover. But each person recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps below to get better as quickly as possible. Your doctor or nurse will call you with the results of your test.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care.
Call the contact centre number you were given or seek immediate medical care if:
If you cannot reach your contact centre, go to the nearest emergency department.
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Adaptation Date: 1/18/2024
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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