I know that someone who has recovered from a serious illness or returned from a long hospital stay recites Bircat Hagomel.
Should you or would it be appropriate to recite the bracha after receiving positive results from certain outpatient tests or minor procedures such as the following:
- colonoscopy / endoscopy
- throat culture confirms that you do not have strep throat
- MRI / Cat Scan confirms that a suspected part of your body which might have required major surgery does not need surgery and can be treated via medications or physical therapy, diet, etc.
- biopsy confirms that a suspected cancerous tumor is benign
- end of radiation treatment - previous cancer danger is no longer present
This is not an exclusive list. General question is how "dangerously sick" does someone have to be to qualify to say Bircat Hagomel?
Note Assume for all these situations that the person is / was ill, which is why s/he's seeing the doctor. I.e. these procedures, such as colonoscopy, is not for "routine" checkup.