Dr. N. Chezhiyan is a Consultant Nephrologist & HOD of the Department of Nephrology at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital. He has over 27 years of experience and is a specialist in Haemodialysis/ CAPD.
A kidney biopsy is a procedure in which a small piece of kidney tissue is removed and examined under a microscope for the cause of chronic kidney disease or injury.
A kidney biopsy, also known as percutaneous renal biopsy, may be recommended by your doctor to diagnose a suspected kidney issue. It can also be used to determine the severity of a kidney ailment. If you have a kidney transplant that isn't operating well, you may need a transplant kidney biopsy.
Apart from a test for kidney disease, blood and urine tests, a sonogram (an image
created by ultrasound), or other specific x-rays, and a physical exam can often
detect kidney issues. Certain reasons why kidney biopsy is performed:
Hematuria (blood in the urine) orprotein in the urine (proteinuria)
Blood test findings that are abnormal
Kidney failure, with no obvious reason
Glomerular disease and nephrotic syndrome
The level of damage
Why a transplanted kidney isn't performing as well as it should be, and help your doctor to decide what to do next.
Percutaneous and laparoscopic biopsies are the two types of kidney biopsies. Which option is best for you will be determined by your kidney disease doctor.
Percutaneous biopsy is the most common type of kidney biopsy technique. In this procedure, your doctor makes a small incision on your back and removes tiny samples of kidney tissue with a thin, hollow needle. You will be awake during the process, but your doctor will use medicine to numb your skin so that you do not feel it as uncomfortable.
A kidney biopsy is a procedure that is performed at a clinic or hospital. Local or general anesthesia for small children is provided depending on the type of the procedure.
After the kidney biopsy treatment it is generally suggested to avoid driving for 24 to 48 hours, taking rest for a minimum of 24 hours, and avoid lifting heavy objects or weights for a couple of days.
The most common type of biopsy is a percutaneous biopsy. With a thin, hollow needle, your doctor makes a small cut in your abdomen or back and takes tiny samples of kidney tissue. You will be awake throughout the procedure, but your doctor will use drugs to numb your skin to make it less painful.
It could take up to a week for your doctor to receive the pathology lab's biopsy report. A full or partial report may be available in less than 24 hours in emergency situations. During a follow-up visit, your doctor will normally go over the results with you.
If your doctor believes you require a kidney biopsy, they will make an appointment with you and take the time to explain the procedure to you. They may advise you to stop taking certain medications that could raise your chances of bleeding during or after the surgery.
You may experience some pain or soreness near the cut after the biopsy. You will be able to go home a few hours after the treatment is completed in most situations. Patients may be required to spend the night at the hospital on occasion. After 24 hours of relaxation, you should be able to resume most of your typical daily activities.
I started noticing blood in my urine, and I got completely worried. So I visited Sri Ramakrishna Hospital upon a relative’s suggestion. My doctor suggested a few tests, among them being kidney biopsy. The test was performed in no time. The doctor was highly patient and I was quickly discharged. Thank you doctor for your patience and treatment. Today I am living without any health problems.
I underwent a kidney biopsy at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital as I was suggested by the doctor. The procedure was smooth and I had no discomfort throughout. The doctor was extremely patient and the staff were helping. I am highly grateful for Sri Ramakrishna Hospital for making the procedure easy for me.
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