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What risks are associated with persons having iodine radition and pregnant women?

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Dr. Philip Kern answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Precautions: Presumably you are supposed to get radioactive iodine (rai) and there is a pregnant woman in the family. There are guidelines which you will be given, and it depends on the dose. For about 5 days, you need to keep your distance from her, about 6 feet. As if you have the flu and don't want to spread it. Sleep in different bed. Check out http://www.Thyroid.Org/radioactive-iodine/.

Answered 4/6/2013

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