|Gastroscopy before a liver biopsy
Aug 6, 2004
I have hepatitis c. Why am I having a gastroscopy performed before the liver biopsy?
Response from Dr. McGovern
I suspect that your physician may want to see if you have a complication of liver disease known as varices. These are large blood vessels which can bleed and starting treatment is very important. Dr. McGovern
End stage of liver disease
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