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Which is the best treatment for hyperthyroidism? rai or surgery?

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Dr. Farah Khatoon
Pediatric Endocrinology 21 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?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 54 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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