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I have just had a lung biopsy and I would like to know exactly what the doctor did. I had only a local anesthetic as the doctor wanted me to be able to follow his directions on when to breathe. I gather he was not entirely happy with the procedure as I found it impossible to remain totally still for 40 minutes and sometimes I could onto hold my breath for the time needed - up to 40 seconds. The doctor said that everything had to be exactly the same or he could not do it. He said that if i need it again, he will do it under full anesthetic. There was a pneumothorax and three days later is the first day I am pain free. I just want to know exactly what the procedure was. I thought they would grab a piece of tissue and that was that. The reason behind the procedure is that I have a nodule which has grown 5cms in 6 months.

Doctor's Assistant: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?

Not as such. But it has been under observation for a while and I have heaps of papers. I am not interested in causing trouble, I just want to know what was done. I would have loved to be able to watch it.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No. They know it all. Records are shared between my respiratory doctor, my GP and the hospital.

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Did the doctor place a tube down into your throat or trough the nose down into the lungs? Any chance they referred to it as a bronchoscopy?
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