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Does a fine needle aspiration biopsy hurt much?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Daniel Sudilovsky
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Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
....also, depends on the experience of the physician performing the FNA.
Dr. Inderjit Deol
No, it does not hurt much. For superficial masses such as breast mass or axillary mass, it is easily performed without any anesthetic. For deep seated masses, it needs local anesthesia which may cause slight soreness or pain.
Dr. Marina Landa
Pathology
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In brief: Not much
Fna does not hurt very much, more uncomfortable than painful procedure.
Procedure received name ' fine' because we use very thin needle. Fna is very fast and informative procedure.

In brief: Not much
Fna does not hurt very much, more uncomfortable than painful procedure.
Procedure received name ' fine' because we use very thin needle. Fna is very fast and informative procedure.
Dr. Marina Landa
Dr. Marina Landa
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