Which is the best treatment for hyperthyroidism? rai or surgery?
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Pediatric Endocrinology 20 years experience
RAI: Rai has less risk.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
If I have hyperthyroidism, should I go through with rai treatment?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Depends: Hyperthyroidism can be treated medically but treatment not always keeping patient at even level of thyroid gland hormone production. Two alternatives are surgery and radioactive ablation. The ablation does not involve anesthesia or risk of bleeding. Radiation treatment makes patient either hypo or athyroid. Everyday thyroid hormone supplements keep patient well controlled.
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Last updated Jul 7, 2019
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