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which side affects should i have after a thyroid ablation?

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Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Maybe transient sx: Presumably you recently had radioactive iodine (rai) treatment of graves disease. The rai will begin to destroy your gland. This may release some hormone and give you transient hyper sx. Use b-blocker, maybe methimazole. Sometime mild neck tenderness. This is usually mild, and most people are hypothyroid within 3 months.
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
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Dr. Heather Curry
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
Some patients will experience swelling and discomfort of the neck and jaw due to accumulation of RAI in the salivary glands. Sour foods can stimulate the flow of saliva and reduce the discomfort.
Oct 31, 2013

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