How It Feels
You may find it uncomfortable to lie still with your head tipped backward.
During a needle biopsy, you may feel a quick sting or pinch in your neck.
The biopsy site may be sore and tender for 1 to 2 days. You can take nonprescription pain medicine, such as acetaminophen, for the discomfort.
You will be asleep and feel nothing during the biopsy. After the biopsy, you may have some nausea and general muscle aches and may feel tired for 1 to 2 days. You also may have a sore throat and sound hoarse. Suck on throat lozenges or gargle with warm salt water to help your sore throat.
The biopsy site may be sore and tender for 3 to 4 days. Your doctor will give you pain medicine for this.
After a thyroid biopsy, you may be more comfortable if you keep your head up on a pillow when you lie down. Support the back of your head and neck with both hands when you sit up to prevent discomfort at the biopsy site.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference May 31, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology