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Fine needle aspiration of the thyroid? Done under local?

Fine needle aspiration of the thyroid? Done under local?

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 more

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Do all thyroid nodules require a fine needle aspiration biopsy?

Do all thyroid nodules require a fine needle aspiration biopsy?

No, but: That's a very complicated question. The short answer is no, but the nuances of which thyroid nodule to biopsy and when are complex and beyond the context of this forum. ...Read more

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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?

For a thryoid biopsy is needle inserted below neck am having needle biopsy of thryoid nodule and want to know where needle is
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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 more

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What is testicular fine needle aspiration cytology?

What is testicular fine needle aspiration cytology?

It is a type of Biop: It is a test done to examine the cells contained in a lump or mass . This is one way to check a lump for Cancer. It is the least invasive test because it uses a very thin/fine needle to pull out a few cells and check if they are normal or abnormal(cancerous). ...Read more

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Is a thyroid nodule fna biopsy painful?

Is a thyroid nodule fna biopsy painful?

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 more

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Hows stereotactic biopsy procedure done?

Hows stereotactic biopsy procedure done?

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

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Whats invovled during a fine needle biopsy of the thyroid?

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 more

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Does a fine needle aspiration biopsy hurt much?

Does a fine needle aspiration biopsy hurt much?

No: If done well, for superficial sites it is generally less uncomfortable than a blood draw. For deeper sites, local anesthetic is used ( about a s bad as getting "numbed" for the dentist. Soreness afterward is generally minimal. ...Read more

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Thoracocentesis and CT needle biopsy the same thing?

Thoracocentesis and CT needle biopsy the same thing?

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

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What size needle for testostrone injection?

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What size needle for testostrone  injection?

Large ones: Usually the 20-21 gauge needles are needed due to the thickness of the testosterone solution. It can be given in smaller needles but more difficult to inject. ...Read more

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Has anyone done needle aponeurotomy for dupuytren's contracture?

Has anyone done needle aponeurotomy for dupuytren's contracture?

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 more

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Is vacuum assisted breast biopsy more accurate than just core needle biopsy? Both u/s guided.

Accuracy: Both are highly accurate, 97-99%, in experienced hands. Vacuum assisted may provide a better sample for the pathologist, but standard core can make up for it with more samples. One may be preferred over another in certain particular circumstances. ...Read more

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Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

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 more

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Needle biopsy? How does a needle biopsy work? Why would some one get a needle biopsy?

Needle biopsy? How does a needle biopsy work?  Why would some one get a needle biopsy?

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 more

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Should a heterogeneous thyroid nodule measuring 23x12x20mm be biopsied thyroid surgery partial

Should a heterogeneous thyroid nodule measuring 23x12x20mm be biopsied thyroid surgery partial

Biopsy: I agree. A nodule this big should be biopsied. Chance of malignancy is low but you need to do it to find out. ...Read more

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What is a benign fine needle biopsy of the thyroid?

What is a benign fine needle biopsy of the thyroid?

Not cancer: A fine needle biopsy is a procedure in which needles are inserted through the skin and into the thyroid to obtain samples of cells of a nodule to look for cancer cells. Benign means no cancer. ...Read more

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Can another fna thyroid nodule biopsy be taken 2 weeks after a previous fna biopsy?

Can another fna thyroid nodule biopsy be taken 2 weeks after a previous fna biopsy?

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 more

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What's needle infiltration in hemodialysis?

What's needle infiltration in hemodialysis?

See below: The needle which is inserted into the blood vessel to obtain blood from the vein is inadvertently placed into the tissue surrounding the vein and some blood spills out. ...Read more

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Gastric bypass surgery with thyroid gland removed?

Gastric bypass surgery with thyroid gland removed?

Bypass: That's fine. As long as you are on synthroid (thyroxine) and your thyroid hormone levels are normal, having bypass surgery is safe. ...Read more

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How can I stop being afraid of needles?

How can I stop being afraid of needles?

Trypanophobia: Consider Cognitive Behavior, Behavioral Therapy, Psychotherapy, Exposure therapy or hypnosis. ...Read more

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How can I not be scared of getting a needle?

How can I not be scared of getting a needle?

Needle Phobia?: Do you have an intense or irrational fear of needles? If yes - consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy, Exposure therapy or hypnosis. ...Read more

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How can I physically reduce pain of a needle?

How can I physically reduce pain of a needle?

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

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What other types of options because I am deathly afraid of needles?

For what?: Your questions does not say what you need treatment for. Ask again, and clarify, please. ...Read more

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I'm scared of needles and i'm not sure how i'm going to react. What should I do? Help?

I'm scared of needles and i'm not sure how i'm going to react. What should I do? Help?

Self control: You obviosly have a phobia that need to be adress by psycologyst or psychiatrist, olso if you search google they are several programs that teach self control.Hipnotherapist can help as well. ...Read more

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Does IV needle hurt?

Does IV needle hurt?

a little: An IV needle insertion can cause a bit of discomfort. This can be masked by preinjection of lidocaine, or by the application of cold. Once in, the IV needle usually does not hurt. ...Read more

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Are intramuscular needles safe to use?

Yes if sterile: Yes they are safe if sterile and disposable, and in us we use only sterile needles and they get disposed after use. ...Read more

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Stepped on a diabetic needle what do I do?

Stepped on a diabetic needle what do I do?

See your doctor: Need to know if the needle came out intact ie there is no foreign body left behind. Need to check your tetanus status. Now local hygiene soap water antibiotic ointment. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What size needle for testostrone injection?

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Large ones: Usually the 20-21 gauge needles are needed due to the thickness of the testosterone solution. It can be given in smaller needles but more difficult to inject. ...Read more

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How big is the needle used for an amniocentesis?

How big is the needle used for an amniocentesis?

See below: Depending on whether it has side ports and/or a catheter, the needle is 8-15 CM long and 20-21g (about 0.8-0.9 mm wide). ...Read more

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Why do I feel as if needles are jammed into my chest?

Why do I feel as if needles are jammed into my chest?

Symptoms: Are best explained after a thorough physical exam has been performed by a physician. ...Read more

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Can you please describe needle infiltration in hemodialysis?

Can you please describe needle infiltration in hemodialysis?

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

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What happens if a customer stabs you with an infected needle?

What happens if a customer stabs you with an infected needle?

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

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What is the difference between acupunture needles and sewing needles?

What is the difference between acupunture needles and sewing needles?

Size and sharpness: Acupuncture needles are exception small gauge as in diameter. Some are coated with silicon or other lubricants. They are not hollow. The have an exceptionally sharp point. Sewing needles are much larger in diameter and under a microscope actually quite blunt ended. ...Read more

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I feel like I have needles on my skin but there are no physical signs of it- should I be concerned?

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 more

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If im petrified of needles...No matter what is being done to me, could i handle having a baby. Any suggestions helpful.

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 more

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What causes pins and needles?

What causes pins and needles?

Nerve compression: It is due to pressure on the nerve that goes to that area. ...Read more

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What can I do about my needle phobia?

What can I do about my needle phobia?

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 more

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