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Thyroid Biopsy Discharge Instructions

You have had a BIOPSY today of your thyroid, expect some tenderness and bruising at the biopsy site.

The following list of guidelines is provided for your safety:

1.  If you experience any of the following symptoms please seek medical attention immediately.

  1. acute or sudden shortness of breath, difficulty breathing
  2. sudden increase of pain at the biopsy site
  3. sudden sweating and light-headedness

2.  You may carry on with your normal activities when you go home unless otherwise instructed.


This information is to be used for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition.
A single copy of these materials may be reprinted for non-commercial personal use only.
© 2009 Halton Healthcare Services. All rights reserved.
Author: Department of Medical Imaging

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