There is a small chance of problems from a
thyroid biopsy, such as infection and bleeding.
can be a problem for people with bleeding disorders. Aspirin, warfarin
(such as Coumadin), and other blood-thinning medicines can make bleeding more likely.
Your doctor will give you specific instructions on when to call him or her with
After the test
Call your doctor immediately if
- A lot of bleeding through the
- A hard time swallowing.
- Signs of infection,
- Increased pain, swelling, redness, or
warmth around the biopsy site.
- Red streaks spreading from the
- Drainage of pus from the biopsy site.
lymph nodes in the neck.
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology
May 31, 2011
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