Re: When do you get the pathology results after Thyroidectomy?
It really depends.
During surgeries, sometimes, they do a "frozen section" pathology while you are in surgery, to see if the nodule is benign or not, and if it isn't, they remove the rest of the thyroid (this can be done if they are originally doing a partial---and there was an inconclusive or suspicious fna).
Those results however, are not final. The final pathology is far more accurate than the rushed frozen section, and that could come a couple of days later. My surgeon gave me my pathology at my post op visit (they weren't a surprise).
A friend of mine had the frozen section, it was "benign" but the final pathology turned out to be cancerous, and then she had to have another surgery several weeks later to get rest of the thyroid out.
Also, every hospital is different, as will be the timing for the pathology, hopefully you'll know quickly that everything is fine.