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I'll be doing radio iodine treatment for overactive thyroid and i'm wondering how this will effect me wanting to have children later in life.

I'll be doing radio iodine treatment for overactive thyroid and i'm wondering how this will effect me wanting to have children later in life.

should be OK but...: Radioactive iodine is a common ; effective treatment for hypothyroidism. It shouldn't affect fertility but you should avoid becoming pregnant for a year after treatment. The reason i don't love this treatment is that it usually results in hypothyroidism, but that can be treated. However, you might consider natural alternatives like homeopathy. If you have thyroiditis consider http://bit.Ly/1fp543p. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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I have an overactive thyroid and will start radioiodine treatment soon. Is it safe? What are side effects?

I have an overactive thyroid and will start radioiodine treatment soon. Is it safe? What are side effects?

A good treatment: Radioactive iodine has been used for hyperthyoidism for many years. The radioactivity is concentrated in the thyroid and there is no real cancer of birth defect concern. After treatment, your thyroid may feel a little tender, and your blood thyroid level may increase a bit. This is usually mild/minimal. Have b-blockers handy. Maybe methimazole. Watch for hypothyroidism (about 3 months). ...Read more

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Which treatments work best for an overactive thyroid - hyperthyroidism?

Which treatments work best for an overactive thyroid - hyperthyroidism?

Several options: The treatments come down to antithyroid drugs (eg. Methimazole), radioactive iodine (rai), or surgery. Each has advantages and disadvantages, and you should discuss with your endocrinologist. If you opt for surgery, make sure the surgeon is an experienced thyroid surgeon. ...Read more

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Can radiation therapy fix my overactive thyroid gland?

Yes: In the form of radioactive iodine 131 radiation is given by a one time capsule that targets the thyroid. This may overkill the gland and one then needs replacement medicine but at least the dose can be adjusted. ...Read more

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Why can't you have an hysterectomy when you.Ve got an overactive thyroid?

You can: You just need to get the thyroid under control first to be safe for the surgery. Overactive thyroid speeds up your metabolism, putting more stress on your heart and clear drugs quicker. You might have more risks during surgery if you are hyperthyroid. Thus, for non-emergent surgery, it's best to get the thyroid controlled, then go for surgery. ...Read more

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I'm being treated for overactive thyroid condition, and it's been almost 8 months and i still haven't seen my period, is this normal?

I'm being treated for overactive thyroid condition, and it's been almost 8 months and i still haven't seen my period, is this normal?

Depends: Upon whether your thyroid level has been returned to normal. If not, check w/your doctor for a change or adjustment in therapy. If your thyroid level has been normalized, normal menses should return in less than several months after normalcy. ...Read more

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My tsh is 0.49. I have been on and off medicine for overactive thyroid for years. My dr doesn't think it's low enough to treat. Is she correct?

My tsh is 0.49. I have been on and off medicine for overactive thyroid for years. My dr doesn't think it's low enough to treat. Is she correct?

Borderline: A thyroidologist or endocrinologist who knows your history and all your other thyroid parameters is by far the best qualified to evaluate, treat and follow you. Do you have any symptoms? Untreated hyperthyroidism can adversely affect your temperature tolerance, weight,eyes,mood,heart, blood pressure and bone density, so you must be fairly closely monitored by your team. ...Read more

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Will overactive thyroid hurt the baby?

Will overactive thyroid hurt the baby?

Thyroid: I am assuming you already have your baby - congrats and enjoy. If your overactive thyroid is being treated with medicine you won't hurt your baby. If you have been treated with radio-active iodine within the last week you should be using a different lavatory from your baby. If you have had radio-active iodine longer than a week ago your baby should not be affected. ...Read more

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How can people get an overactive thyroid?

How can people get an overactive thyroid?

Autoimmune basis: Most get it by genetics of thyroid disease in family, and autoimmune response. Don't smoke to lessen eye bulging. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more