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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>

 

 

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