What Should Patients Expect During Recovery from a Nerve Biopsy?

Recovery from a nerve biopsy usually involves a few days of rest and avoiding strenuous activities. Patients may experience mild pain, swelling, or bruising at the biopsy site, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. It is important to keep the area clean and dry to prevent infection. Stitches are typically removed within one to two weeks. Patients should follow their healthcare provider’s instructions and attend follow-up appointments to discuss the biopsy results and any further treatment needed based on the findings.