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What can I expect after getting radioactive iodine on my thyroid?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Improvement

Radiation treatment is designed to render non-functional the hormone producing cells of the thyroid in cases of overactivity.
You can expect to have an improvement in your symptoms and a feeling of well being. You probably will need to supplement your body with thyroid hormone to replace the loss from these cells that no longer work.

In brief: Improvement

Radiation treatment is designed to render non-functional the hormone producing cells of the thyroid in cases of overactivity.
You can expect to have an improvement in your symptoms and a feeling of well being. You probably will need to supplement your body with thyroid hormone to replace the loss from these cells that no longer work.
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