• Lung Biopsy

    Asked by Gizz on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    Lung Biopsy

    I think I am going to need a lung biopsy. Has anyone had a lung biopsy and can give me their experiences. I know we are each different, just gives me into the unknown. Thanks!

    3 Answers from the Community

    • KathyMarie's Avatar

      I have had 2 lung biopsies at 2 different facilities. At one I was completely awake and had a local anesthetic. It wasn’t painful but I had to be completely still and try to keep my breathing steady. I went in and out of a ct scan machine while my the diagnostic radiologist guided the needle in little by little. It took about 30 minutes. Then I had to stay at the hospital for 2 hours and had 2 chest X-rays to check for a collapsed lung. I was fine .
      The second one I was put into twilight sleep and woke up when it was all over. I only had to wait 1 hour then and had 1 X-ray.
      Hope this helps you know what to expect. They weren’t pleasant but not painful either. Good luck!

      14 days ago
    • Gizz's Avatar

      Thank-you KathyMarie. This was helpful, I am hoping they put me into twilight sleep.Either way this has to be done. I am hoping this will tell me what type of cancer that has popped up in my left lung and if it is malignant or benign.

      14 days ago
    • KathyMarie's Avatar

      Good luck to you! Hope you hear good news.

      12 days ago

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