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how long does it take to recover from a fine needle aspiration?

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Dr. Daniel Sudilovsky
Pathology 28 years experience
Depends: For most superficial sites, if done properly, you should be fine by the time you get back to your car (no different than getting a blood draw) with around 5% patients experience some soreness for a few days. For deeper sites requiring image guidance, there may be a bit more soreness and you may be held for a few hours of observation after the procedure.
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 27 years experience
1-2 days: 1-2 days the most if you are very sensitive or you can straight can go to work even........
Dr. inderjit Deol
Pathology 41 years experience
Usually, there is no rest recommended after FNA procedure. The site of Procedure can be sore for a while.
May 25, 2015

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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: fine needle aspiration?

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Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery 47 years experience
Checking the cells: Fine needle aspiration or fna in brief is a procedure that the health care provider inserts a small needle in the tissue of concern in your body and withdraws some cells (or fluid). Usually they send these cells on slides and/or in a special preservative to the lab for cytology diagnosis. If the aspiration was from a cyst and the fluid appeared benign to the provider it may be discarded.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

What are the benefits of Fine needle aspiration?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Safe & convenient: When practiceable, it saves the cost, hazards, expense, and discomfort of surgery or a core biopsy. And answers are usually there in ten minutes
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A 32-year-old male asked:

What are the complications of Fine needle aspiration?

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Dr. Jess Crosier
Pathology 31 years experience
FNA: Usual to minor medical procedures, but unlikely: infection, edema, bleeding, and local tissue damage.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

What are the side-effects of Fine needle aspiration?

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Dr. Charles Jarowski
Hematology and Oncology 49 years experience
FNA complications: FNA (Fine Needle Aspiration) can be complicated locally by external or internal bleeding (hematoma) and depending on the location of the aspirated lesion one might develop air in the chest cavity(pneumothorax), perforating of the bowel(peritonitis), blood in the urine or stool, infected biopsy site with spread to the blood, and pain. Most FNA's have minimal complications other than minor pain.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

What is Fine needle aspiration good for?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Lots of things: It is a great way of telling exactly what a mass is, without having to make a big invisible or do Seriius surgery.

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