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242951 tn?1385485460

Fine needle aspiration biopsy

I was diagnosed with Hashi in February. My TPO at that time was < 1800.  During a sonogram, the Dr. discovered a nodule on my right side measuring about 1.4 cm. I'm currently taking Armour Thyroid, 30mg. Today, six months later, she is redoing my TPO and Thyroid Panel. Upon another sonogram, she was hoping the new medication would shrink the nodule, but didn't. I now have a nodule on the left side and the one on the right is now measuring around 1.7 cm. She scheduled me for a fine needle aspiration biopsy. This being my first time, can anyone tell me about this procedure and if I have any need to worry about it.
Thanks in advance.
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My fine needle aspiration was almost a walk in the park. It felt no worse than having blood drawn, and I had no numbing medicine. They do jiggle the needle around once they've poked you to get at the cells, but as long as you lie still and have a skilled biopsier, it does not hurt.
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Thank you so much for the information. It's helpful in knowing that it isn't as bad as I imagined. Just the thought of a needle in your neck was scary.
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