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    Old 07-07-2004, 10:09 AM   #1
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    swallowing during fine needle aspiration???

    Hi fellow thryoid clan..

    I am having an FNA (my [email protected]!!) NEXT Monday morn...I have read some of the previous postings from the archive regarding this procedure but have one question....

    What if during that procedure so much saliva accumulates in my mouth??..I am already worried about this happening.....do I just let it run down the side of my face or is it OK to swallow during fna?

    What are your hints/advice in this area??

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    Old 07-07-2004, 12:15 PM   #2
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    Re: swallowing during fine needle aspiration???

    Hi , Please try not to worry about the FNA .. ( I know that is easier said than done ) When I had mine done ( a few months back ) I counted how long it took ...

    The needle was placed in for ONLY 9 SECONDS so
    there was no time to worry re swallowing etc
    SO please don't let swallowing worry you as it should NOT be a problem ...

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    Old 07-07-2004, 12:15 PM   #3
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    Re: swallowing during fine needle aspiration???

    Hi, I just had this procedure done myself last Friday. They pretty much tell you when not to swallow, but you have plenty of time in between when it is ok. At least that is how it was for me. The procedure was not nearly as bad as I had anticipated. I think the anticipation and of course the fear of it being cancerous is far worse than the actual procedure itself. The people in the room with me were VERY comforting and talked to me the whole time which made things SO much easier. I just today got my results back......no cancer, but do have hashi's..........
    Please let me know if you have any other questions about the procedure that I could ease your mind with.................Good luck and I will be thinking of you!!!
    Karen

     
    Old 07-07-2004, 12:32 PM   #4
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    Re: swallowing during fine needle aspiration???

    lindylou , I agree with angel , when I had it done it was NOT as bad as I thought it would be ...

    Karen , GREAT news re NO cancer

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    Old 07-07-2004, 03:11 PM   #5
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    Re: swallowing during fine needle aspiration???

    THANK YOU kind folks for keeping the droooool in my mouth and not running down my cheek!!

    Nod, I have POSTPONED this aspiration 3 times and it is bout time I just bite ye olde bullet and have it done..

    Lab tests are normal though antibodies are borderline, hence doc seems to think I could be leading into Hashi's...bleh..

    I also have rheumatoid arth ergo, Hashi's would not surprise me..double bleh..

    Ohwell..thank you again, and I'll keep you and others posted..


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    Lindy

     
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