Question about returning to work after thyroid needle biopsy

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I know the Doctor or Person performing this procedure would be able to give me more specific information, but I'm asking the community for a general idea so I'll know how to schedule my work day.

Back in May, I had gone to the ER for a different issue.  A CT scan was taken to diagnose the issue.  From the CT scan their was an incidental finding of a nodule on my thyroid. 

It was followed up a couple weeks later with an ultrasound. 

I then got a call from my PCP's office saying they wanted to do a biopsy and scheduled me for an appointment next week.

As the title indicates, can I go back to work immediately after I'm released from the hospital?  While I wouldn't describe my work as strenuous, I am on my feet all day, walking around, and doing some bending and stooping.

What have others experiences been?

Thank you.

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    Hi Francis, are they going to do an FNA with ultrasound? If so then it may be a little sore but nothing that would stop you from working. If another form of biopsy then I don't know. But generally they do an Ultrasound guided FNA, which is fine.

    Hope it goes well. I have had, over the years, 4 FNAs & it is nothing.

    All the best



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    Hi francis,

    A fine needle biopsy isn't that bad. I did however take the day off to do mine. But that is only because I had to travel two hours both ways to a different city to have mine done. I think I was more anxious about it then anything so I appreciated having the full day off to go and pamper myself afterwards.

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