Your recovery process will vary, depending on the type of anesthesia that is given. You will be taken to the recovery room for observation. Once your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing are stable and you are alert, you will be taken to your hospital room or discharged to your home.
Once you are home, it's important
to keep the biopsy area clean and dry. Your healthcare provider will give you specific
bathing instructions. If stitches are used, they will be removed during a follow-up
office visit. If adhesive strips are used, they should be kept dry and generally will
fall off on their own within a few days.
The biopsy site may be tender or sore for several days after the bone biopsy. Take a pain reliever for soreness as your healthcare provider recommends. Aspirin or certain other pain medicines may increase the chance of bleeding. Be sure to take only recommended medicines.
Tell your healthcare provider if you have:
- Fever or chills
- Redness, swelling, bleeding, or other drainage from the biopsy site
- Increased pain around the biopsy site
You may go back to your usual diet and activities unless your healthcare provider advises you otherwise. Your provider may ask you to avoid strenuous physical activity for a few days.
Your healthcare provider may give
you more instructions after the procedure, depending on your particular case.