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+)NA2020-04-06T04:00:00Z8.6000000000000060.5000000000000508.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to care for your child at home after a thyroid biopsy/fine needle aspiration (FNA).</p><h2>What is a thyroid biopsy/FNA?</h2><p>A <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=3205&language=English">thyroid biopsy/fine needle aspiration (FNA)</a> is a type of procedure where a small amount of fluid or cells are removed from the thyroid so they can be examined under a microscope. A biopsy/FNA can help your child’s doctor identify an abnormality in your child’s thyroid.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Leave the dressing on for 24 hours.</li><li>You may give your child <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain.</li><li>Your child can resume regular activities 24 hours after the thyroid biopsy/fine needle aspiration (FNA).</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 the following symptoms:</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=30&language=English">Fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F)</li><li>Severe <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/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>Discharge from the hospital</h2><p>Most children who have a biopsy/FNA go home the same day. This is usually one to two hours after the biopsy/FNA.</p>  <h2>At SickKids</h2><p>If you have any concerns about your child after they are discharged home, call the <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/IGT/index.html">Image Guided Therapy (IGT) clinic</a> at (416) 813- 7654 ext. 201804. Speak to the IGT clinic nurse during working hours or leave a non-urgent message.</p><p>If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your primary care provider or go to the nearest Emergency Department. You can also call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-7500 and ask them to page a member of your child’s health-care team or the interventional radiology fellow on call.</p>
Biopsie de la thyroïde/aspiration à l’aiguille : soignez votre enfant à la maison après l’interventionBBiopsie de la thyroïde/aspiration à l’aiguille : soignez votre enfant à la maison après l’interventionThyroid Biopsy/FNA: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFrenchRheumatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNANon-drug treatmentAdult (19+) CaregiversNasal congestion2013-03-27T04:00:00ZHealth (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Votre enfant a subi une biopsie de la thyroïde (prononcez bi-op-ci). La présente feuille de renseignement explique comment soigner votre enfant à la maison après l’intervention.<br></p><p>Votre enfant a subi une biopsie de la thyroïde (prononcez bi-op-ci). La présente feuille de renseignement explique comment soigner votre enfant à la maison après l’intervention et quand appeler à l’aide.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Votre enfant peut prendre un bain ou une douche le lendemain de sa biopsie de la thyroïde.</li><li>Vous pouvez enlever le pansement de votre enfant 24 heures après la biopsie.</li><li>Si votre enfant ressent de la douleur, vous pouvez administrer de l’acétaminophène (Tylenol®).<br></li></ul><h2>Quand consulter un médecin</h2><p>Communiquez avec le médecin de votre enfant ou rendez-vous au service des urgences le plus près si votre enfant présente l’un des symptômes suivants :</p><ul><li>de la fièvre dépassant 38 °C (100,4 F);</li><li>de la douleur grave;</li><li>des saignements ou de l’enflure autour du site de la biopsie;</li><li>des étourdissements et une pâleur de la peau;</li><li>une faiblesse généralisée;</li><li>de la difficulté à respirer ou à avaler;</li><li>un enrouement de la gorge en parlant.</li></ul>

 

 

 

 

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+)NA2020-04-06T04:00:00Z8.6000000000000060.5000000000000508.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to care for your child at home after a thyroid biopsy/fine needle aspiration (FNA).</p><h2>What is a thyroid biopsy/FNA?</h2><p>A <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=3205&language=English">thyroid biopsy/fine needle aspiration (FNA)</a> is a type of procedure where a small amount of fluid or cells are removed from the thyroid so they can be examined under a microscope. A biopsy/FNA can help your child’s doctor identify an abnormality in your child’s thyroid.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Leave the dressing on for 24 hours.</li><li>You may give your child <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain.</li><li>Your child can resume regular activities 24 hours after the thyroid biopsy/fine needle aspiration (FNA).</li></ul><h2>Dressing care</h2><p>Your child will have a dressing or bandage over the site of the biopsy/FNA. You can take the dressing off after 24 hours.</p><p>If the dressing gets wet or dirty, take it off and replace it with a clean adhesive bandage. Your child may also have a bruise at the biopsy/FNA site, which can take up to 10 days to go away.</p><h2>Bathing</h2><p>Your child may have a bath or shower one day after the biopsy/FNA.</p><h2>Pain relief</h2><p>Your child may have a sore throat or neck pain after the procedure. If needed, give your child throat lozenges or <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/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="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a> or <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>. If you are unsure or regularly using one of these medications, check with your child’s health-care provider first.</p><h2>Activity</h2><p>After the biopsy/FNA, 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 the following symptoms:</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=30&language=English">Fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F)</li><li>Severe <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/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>Results</h2><p>The doctor who ordered the procedure will receive the results of your child's biopsy/FNA. You will need to make an appointment with them to discuss the results.</p>  <h2>Discharge from the hospital</h2><p>Most children who have a biopsy/FNA go home the same day. This is usually one to two hours after the biopsy/FNA.</p>  <h2>At SickKids</h2><p>If you have any concerns about your child after they are discharged home, call the <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/IGT/index.html">Image Guided Therapy (IGT) clinic</a> at (416) 813- 7654 ext. 201804. Speak to the IGT clinic nurse during working hours or leave a non-urgent message.</p><p>If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your primary care provider or go to the nearest Emergency Department. You can also call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-7500 and ask them to page a member of your child’s health-care team or the interventional radiology fellow on call.</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 procedureFalse