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Can your thyroid return to normal after radiation treatment?
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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
If it is radiation to the thyroid, it never becomes normal and need to have life long thyroid supplementation.

In brief: No
If it is radiation to the thyroid, it never becomes normal and need to have life long thyroid supplementation.
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
In brief: YES
However, that's not usually the desired result.
Hyperthyroid patients who receive radioiodine treatment are best off if the gland stops working for a couple of reasons: 1) grave's disease could relapse. 2) exposure to radioactive iodine increases your risk for later developing thyroid cancer as long as your gland is active.

In brief: YES
However, that's not usually the desired result.
Hyperthyroid patients who receive radioiodine treatment are best off if the gland stops working for a couple of reasons: 1) grave's disease could relapse. 2) exposure to radioactive iodine increases your risk for later developing thyroid cancer as long as your gland is active.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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