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Depends: Depends on the physician doing the biopsy. It's a simple procedure. Some physicians use local anesthetic, some use Ethyl Chloride (cold spray), some use nothing at all. Call the physician's office to find out ahead of time how he/she does it so you can anticipate. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For a thryoid biopsy is needle inserted below neck am having needle biopsy of thryoid nodule and want to know where needle is
inserted - below neck?
Above collar bones: The thyroid usually lies between the adam's apple & the collar bones. For an fna, or needle biopsy, the needle goes the skin as close as possible to the nodule. (for example, it might go in right next to the ultrasound probe in this picture). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It varies: The level of discomfort experienced can vary considerably. Different people have different pain tolerance. Inflammatory nodules are likely to be more tender than cysts or tumors. Different doctors choose different size needles. Some use lidocaine, a local anesthetic, some do not. Most patients experience a level of pain similar to what they feel while getting an IV started. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Computerized locati: The suspicious density, seen in x-ray but can not be felt , this area is located in two or more planes, marked, computer guided needle enters, at the marked site and takes biopsy, radio opaque, marker is placed for future reference, that biopsy was taken from correct location , then simple small dressing will be applied. ...Read more
This is how I do it: After local anesthesia is given (an injection just under the skin), a very fine needle is guided into the thyroid nodule through ultrasound visualization. I repeat the needle pass 4 times. Each pass only lasts for a few seconds. It is very well tolerated and it takes 20 minutes or so in all. There are no special precautions after the biopsy, other than wearing a band-aid for 2-3 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In biopsy of lymph node anterior to sternocleidomastoid, yellow fluid drained after insertion of needle, does it mean needle penetrated carotid sheath?
No: There would B blood if the artery or vein were punctured, but the sheath itself does not contain fluid. ...Read more
See answer: Thoracocentesis is the procedure where a needle is used to “draw off / sample” fluid from the chest pleural space – for either diagnostic (fluid sent for cytology, culture, etc.) or therapeutic purposes (too much fluid causing compression). Ct biopsy is the procedure where a needle actually biopsies a specific organ to evaluate the target tissue. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, needle aponeurotomy (na) was brought over from europe but is now offered in the us. The competing non-surgical technique is xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) Collagenase which has been much more carefully studied and standardized in terms of results and risks. In my own practice, i offer na as well as xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) and surgery. Each case needs to be individualized and benefits and risks clearly understood by the patient. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Minimal: There is very little pain with a leep procedure. I do them in my office using a paracervical block which requires an injection on each side of the cervix. Most of my patients do not feel that injection. If I do the leep in the operating room, those patients have an I.V. Which does require a neele stick for its placement - still only a needle stick - minimal pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needle Biopsy.: Large bor needle is inserted into the object of interest then removed with a piece of tissue remaining inside the needle. A needle biopsy is cheaper, faster, generally safer and sometimes the only alternative to major surgery. In medicine we always try to do the least invasive and dangerous test first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Better to wait: Cytopathologists may preferr that you wait a couple of months if it is slightly suspicious but inconclusive. Inflammation can make interpretion harder. On the other hand, if the fna was nondiagnostic because of too few cells, it is desirable to repeat it within a reasonably short period of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Distraction: A good method is distraction we use it in people al the time. It can be simple like talking to the person, looking away thinking of something other than the needle and even better vibrating the tissue around the needle with the free hand. The patient starts to think of the vibrating tissue and before you know it the needle is in an out. Good luck ...Read more
Trypanophobia: Consider exposure therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more
Symptoms: Are best explained after a thorough physical exam has been performed by a physician. ...Read more
Bad needle stick : Usually when the needle gets out of the vein due to different reasons (movement of patient, bad veins , poor initial placement) an infiltration of blood coming out of the vein occurs. The degree of severity is variable. ...Read more
Get med eval now: What is it infected with? When was your last tetanus shot? Explain full situation and physician will guide you from there. ...Read more
I feel like I have needles on my skin but there are no physical signs of it- should I be concerned?
Worth getting seen: Peripheral neuropathy (abnormal response of peripheral nerves causing abnormal sensations or numbness) can cause pins/needles feeling on the skin and has a large number of causes/contributors, some of which are serious (eg diabetes, ms, alcohol abuse, others). If there is no obvious cause (sitting too long in one position etc), or it persists, it is well worth being evaluated in clinic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If im petrified of needles...No matter what is being done to me, could i handle having a baby. Any suggestions helpful.
You'll be great!: Don't worry at this point. When you are pregnant you will do everything you need to do to keep that baby safe/healthy. You'll see when the 'mommy gene' kicks in. You still won't like needles, but you'll do what needs to get done - that's why moms are so special! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relax imagine: Simple phobias can be very effectively treated with behavioral techniques of relaxation and imagery usually using a progressive hierarchy. Sometimes distraction helps. Clinical and health psychologist, medical psychologist often have a great deal of experience dealing with a variety of medical phobias. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers