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How painful did you find the biopsy?


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Old 03-14-2011, 07:12 PM   #1
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How painful did you find the biopsy?

My sister is getting one and asked me how painful it was and I have trouble remembering--maybe it's like childbirth! I know I was concentrating on not swallowing and maybe that took my mind off it. I can't remember how long the needle was in. 30 seconds? They had told me to take ibuprofen ahead and I did. I had been worried because I'd had uterine biopsies and the ibuprofen didn't seem to help at all. Neither did the vicodin. I told myself if I ever needed another I'd take TWO vicodin! I think I remember the thyroid biopsy as painful but not unbearable--not as bad as the uterine biopsy.
My endo doesn't like using a numbing agent--said it makes the thyroid "angry"? But I wonder if something like valium or xanax--an anti-anxiety-- or vicodin would help. She usually takes pain worse than I do.

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Old 03-14-2011, 07:37 PM   #2
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Re: How painful did you find the biopsy?

I took .5mg Xanax before my biopsy....just in case

The ENT used a numbing agent so I didn't feel pain - I felt pressure.

And, as he was pushing into my nodule, I could feel pressure further into my throat.

It was uncomfortable but, after having gone through labor and childbirth, I definitely wouldn't consider it painful....
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:43 PM   #3
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Re: How painful did you find the biopsy?

I have had my thyroid removed not bad got over it in a week. Also had a liver biopsy hurt like **** but a small needle biopsy is not bad they numb the area a little.

 
Old 03-15-2011, 04:17 PM   #4
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Re: How painful did you find the biopsy?

My doctor won't use a numbing agent. He says THAT hurts because it's a larger needle.

 
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