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Thyroid biopsy/FNA: Caring for your child at home after the procedureTThyroid biopsy/FNA: Caring for your child at home after the procedureThyroid biopsy/FNA: Caring for your child at home after the procedureEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)ThyroidThyroid glandNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-27T04:00:00ZJoao Amaral, MD;Candice Sockett, RN(EC), MN:APN7.0000000000000070.0000000000000293.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Your child has had a thyroid biopsy (say: BI-op-see). This brochure explains how to look after your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help.</p><p>Your child has had a thyroid biopsy (say: BI-op-see). This brochure explains how to look after your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Your child can have a bath or shower the day after the thyroid biopsy.</li> <li>You can take off your child's dressing 24 hours after the biopsy.</li> <li>You may give your child acetaminophen for pain.</li> </ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <p>Call your child's doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child shows any of these symptoms:</p> <ul> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F)</li> <li>severe <a href="/pain">pain</a></li> <li>bleeding or swelling around the biopsy site</li> <li>dizziness and pale colour</li> <li>general weakness</li> <li>difficulty with breathing or swallowing</li> <li>hoarseness when speaking</li> </ul><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the IGT clinic during working hours at (416) 813-6054 and ask to speak to an IGT nurse. After 48 hours, please call your referring doctor. If you have any concerns after working hours, see your child's family doctor/paediatrician, call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-1500 and ask to speak to the interventional radiologist on call, or go to the nearest Emergency Department.</p>

 

 

Thyroid biopsy/FNA: Caring for your child at home after the procedure1233.00000000000Thyroid biopsy/FNA: Caring for your child at home after the procedureThyroid biopsy/FNA: Caring for your child at home after the procedureTEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)ThyroidThyroid glandNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-27T04:00:00ZJoao Amaral, MD;Candice Sockett, RN(EC), MN:APN7.0000000000000070.0000000000000293.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Your child has had a thyroid biopsy (say: BI-op-see). This brochure explains how to look after your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help.</p><p>Your child has had a thyroid biopsy (say: BI-op-see). This brochure explains how to look after your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Your child can have a bath or shower the day after the thyroid biopsy.</li> <li>You can take off your child's dressing 24 hours after the biopsy.</li> <li>You may give your child acetaminophen for pain.</li> </ul><h2>Dressing care</h2> <p>Leave the dressing on for one day (24 hours) before taking it off. If the dressing gets wet or soiled before 24 hours, please take it off and replace it with a clean Band-Aid. Your child may also have a bruise at the biopsy site, which can take up to 10 days to go away.</p> <h2>Bathing</h2> <p>Your child may have a bath or shower the day after the biopsy.</p> <h2>Pain relief</h2> <p>Your child may have a sore throat or neck after the procedure. If needed, give your child throat lozenges or <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen?</a>. Be sure to follow the directions on the label. Do not give your child any medicines that thin the blood, such as <a href="/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>. If you are unsure or regularly using one of these medications, check with the nurse or doctor first.</p> <h2>Activity</h2> <p>After the biopsy, your child will need to be quiet and avoid physical activity for the first 24 hours. After 24 hours, your child can resume regular activities.</p><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <p>Call your child's doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child shows any of these symptoms:</p> <ul> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F)</li> <li>severe <a href="/pain">pain</a></li> <li>bleeding or swelling around the biopsy site</li> <li>dizziness and pale colour</li> <li>general weakness</li> <li>difficulty with breathing or swallowing</li> <li>hoarseness when speaking</li> </ul><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the IGT clinic during working hours at (416) 813-6054 and ask to speak to an IGT nurse. After 48 hours, please call your referring doctor. If you have any concerns after working hours, see your child's family doctor/paediatrician, call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-1500 and ask to speak to the interventional radiologist on call, or go to the nearest Emergency Department.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/thyroid_biopsy_caring_for_child_at_home.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/thyroid_biopsy_caring_for_child_at_home.jpgThyroid biopsy/FNA: Caring for your child at home after the procedure

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