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A 26-year-old female asked:

I recieved rai treatment for thyroid cancer in april 2013. can i start trying to have a baby now, 6 months later?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Check w/your doctor.: There are a variety of factors that need to be looked at. Considering the rai, it is generally stated that you should wait one full year before conceiving, but there is absolutely no scientific data showing you need to wait that long. It's all anecdotal and been passed along from one generation of doctors to the next.
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Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Yes: The general recommended time to wait after receiving rai is 6 months before trying to conceive.
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Last updated Nov 5, 2013

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