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HI, Among everything else i am dealing with, now I must have a needle biopsy done on my thyroid. An ultra-sound showed a nodule. I will have this done on March17. I have had several invasive procedures done over the years, but this one is causing me great anxiety. There is just something about having a needle placed into my neck that is bothering me. I know I am probably being silly over this one and putting more stress on myself. Has anyone else been in this situation and if so, what can I expect. Thank you for sharing, Rose
 

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Hi Rose

I had a needle biopsy carried out on a Thyroid nodule last October. Like you, I was quite anxious about it. I wont pretend that it wasnt uncomfortable but I have to say the doctor and nurse carrying out the procedure were absolutely lovely and did everything they could to make be feel okay. I had a local anaesthetic at the site of the needle entry so that helped.

I still felt some pain though and if I was to have this procedure done again I would be sure to take some painkillers beforehand! The procedure didnt last long - maybe about ten or fifteen minutes or so all told. Then I had to wait outside and come back to them 45 minutes later so that they could check there was no bleeding. There wasnt :)

Mine turned out to be a colloid nodule which is totally benign so there was no need for further treatment. I was sore at the needle site for a day or two and a little bit bruised but otherwise grand.

Hope yours goes smoothly and that you have a good outcome:hugbetter:

Take care
Joan:rose:
 

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hi rose

it is a bit scarey have someone stick a needle into your throat. i've had it done a couple of times and each time i whig. but actually its not too bad. i think the anticiapation is the worsed of it. i had multiple nodules, you could actually see them on my neck...eewww :eek:.

i just held the nurses hand and layed there VERY still, i think i even held my breath so i wouldn't move..:wink2:

don't stress out too much, its sounds worse than it is.

feel better
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Hi Rose,

I would be anxious too, I am a chicken about needles, but often the thought is worse than the procedure. I have never had a needle biopsy but my husband had on on his lung and he was scared to death. Turned out better than he imagined, seems it wasn't very painful at all. He said it felt like a bee sting.

Take care dear and let us know how it goes,

Mary
 

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Rose,
I have not had a needle in my neck but I did have a biospy just below and off to the side of the spine at the base of the neck area. I know the feelings you are having as mine all flooded in with only a short time to deal with them. You should call the doctors office and speak with the nurse and ask if it would be possible to come by and have it all explained to you and shown what they are going to do it might help some. It will not change that they have to put the needle in your neck but at least you will know what it is they are doing. With me they deaden the area with a local, then used a small knife to cut out parts of the leisions, and then put a stitch in each hole. This all sounds bad but all in all was not to bad. Let us know how it goes and what they find out please, and know you will have all of us with you in thought you are not alone. I hope you feel better soon.
 

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Hi, Thanks to all of you for sharing your experiences. I'll let you know how it went. Since it is taking place on St. Patrick's day, I'll wear my lucky Claddagh pin , a gift from a family member that visited Ireland 2 years ago! My friend advised me to wear green so the doctor does not pinch me!(lol) . Rose
 
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