A female asked:
Disclaimer

is is safe to take a supplement containing iodine (kelp) if i have had a thyroidectomy?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Kelp: Kelp is not a good idea. Stay with thyroid meds!
Answered on Nov 4, 2016
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Iodine not needed: The primary organ that uses iodine is the thyroid. If your thyroid is removed, then an iodine supplement will not be of use. In addition, there is a ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Iodine: While iodine can interfere.with treatment of an overactive thyroid condition, it shouldn't interfere with medications used to treat the underactive th ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
You're: Taking prescription thyroid medication, if you're talking dietary supplements it's the same they're not regulated and hard to tell what's really in th ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Safe: Treatment with radioactive iodine is common after thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer. It decreases the chance of recurrent disease significantly. It i ... Read More
1
1 comment
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month