Re: FNA with ultrasound
I had an ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration last year and was petrified and actually went into a crying fit when I got on the table because my endo had told me I would get 10 needles in each side of my neck since I have multi nodules. I was reassured by the technicians that it was true and would not be as bad as I made it seem. Again, no medication..just a slight numbing solution applied to my neck. As my head hung off the table I tensed up with fear. Before I knew it, the FNA was done and I hardly felt anything. Just a little pinch every so often...no where near the discomfort I had feared. I felt like a fool afterward because I had carried on so much. I swear to you, you will hardly know it's being done. Very, very slight discomfort and I was fine afterward. They do tell you you may have some bruises and I think I had one or two small ones, but nothing that noticeable. Don't get yourself worked up..it's not worth it...you will do fine...they are such tiny needles, it's like a pin *****. I was also told by the technicians that if I had any discomfort I could tell them to stop the procedure at any time. No discomfort, and it was over before I knew it. If you have had an ultrasound on your thyroid (I have had many) you will know there is absolutely NO discomfort to that. The ultrasound just guides the technician doing the biopsy as to the location of the goiters.