Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
194 Doctors are Online

What is the effect of aspirin in thyroid biopsy?

Hello I have a question. I have a FNA for a thyroid nodule in the morning. I was having some inflammation problems and totally forgot about the no aspirin rule and was told to take aspirin instead of advil because its easier on the liver. So i took aspirin friday, sat, sun, maybe mon, definitely not today (tues) and the biopsy is tomorrow morning (wed) and i cannot get in touch with the hospital. I would love to get it over it and not risk getting charged with same day cancellation. Do you think they will make me reschedule?

Asked On : Wed, 3 Feb 2010
Answers:  2 Views:  441
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
  Anonymous's Response

Hmm a problematic one. Dint your doctor tell you that you should not take Aspirin for 1 week before the procedure? Now even if the test is done, the results vary and hence you shall be rescheduled I guess. Its ok, come after  week and get it done with a clear mind. Aspirin is known to effect the FNAC reports.

Answered: Wed, 3 Feb 2010
Cardiologist Dr. Naresh Ruparelia's  Response
HI well come to HCM.
They ask you to stop aspirin prior to any surgical procedure to reduce the bleeding.
FNA is very minor procedure no chances of bleeding much, and as such you have
discontinued it atleast for two days so doctor will not bother much to it, and no
need to reschedule the date. Thanks ie still it depends on attaining doctor.
Answered: Sat, 3 Sep 2011
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor