I have had two kidney biopsies. It is a quick, simple procedure. As others mentioned, you will be lying on your back throughout (20minutes, 30max.). It is a bit more painful than a needle prick. Try to think of your dream vacation or anything that's relaxing and fun while the sample is being taken.
Afterwards, you will stay in bed for a day because your back will ache and you will probably excrete urine that contains blood. That's normal. So don't you worry at all
Let us know how it all goes. Best of luck!!
I was diagnosed with lupus nephritis, confirmed by bloodwork and kidney biopsy, and mild lupus cerebritis (epileptiform) in June 2004.
Medications: CellCept, Prednisone; Phenytoin; Lipitor; Zestril, Norvasc; Aranesp (darbepoetin alfa).