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posted by AnnieD
12 April 2021

Driving after thyroid fna

Last reply: 1 year ago

Hi. I’m going for a thyroid fna to have nodules assessed. I have been told to not drive for 24 hours afterwards because I will have a local anaesthetic. But surely this is the same as a local anaesthetic at the dentist?? Anyone advice would be appreciated

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commented by Cancer Nurse
23 April 2021

1 year ago

Hi Annie,

Thank you for posting and I hope that you are keeping well apart from what is happening with your thyroid.  We would recommend to follow the advice given by your doctor.  We would recommend to speak with your consultant or their nurse specialist to discuss in more detail the reasons why they are recommending that it is unsafe for you to drive.

Kind regards,

Cancer nurse.

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