A 48-year-old member asked:
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what to do about graves disease?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Get treated: Hi. Graves' disease needs to be treated. 2 real options & 1 third option. If you were my patient, I'd STRONGLY recommend treating you with radioactive iodine (131-I). Alternatively, you could use one of the two anti-thyroid medications - methimazole is preferred, but propylthiouracil (PTU) works well too. Graves' is only a surgical disease in very rare pregnancies. Good luck!
Answered on Jul 15, 2014

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