2 doctors weighed in:

I had a fna of a nodule in my thyroid on monday. I am experiencing pressure/fullness, dry throat ans difficulty swallowing Is this normal?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

If a solitary nodule can be palpated in the thyroid, is proven to be solitary on scan and is cold, there is a possibility it is an adenoma that has a 30% chance of converting.
FNA does not always guarantee correct dx and if the needle hits the thyroid vessels it can result in a local hematoma intitiating the symptoms you have.

In brief: Possibly

If a solitary nodule can be palpated in the thyroid, is proven to be solitary on scan and is cold, there is a possibility it is an adenoma that has a 30% chance of converting.
FNA does not always guarantee correct dx and if the needle hits the thyroid vessels it can result in a local hematoma intitiating the symptoms you have.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Dr. Myron Arlen
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
23 years in practice
171K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors