A 52-year-old male asked:
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with rai ablation, does it stop your thyroid from producing slowly, or quickly? i don't understand how this stuff works.

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: I assume by rai you mean radioactive iodine. When this radiophrmaceutical is used, it completely destroys thyroid tissue, thus ending hyperthyroidism. The pt then becomes hypothyroid & must take thyroid supplements for life.
Answered on Mar 1, 2017

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