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Had a bout with hyperthyroidism with multi nodules (2 goiters.) I got my blood work back to normal using natural iodine. However, the two endos. I saw disagree on whether they are toxic or not. Is there a test for that?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine

In brief: Nodules

Some thyroid nodules do produce thyroid hormone and can cause hyperthyroidism.
A nuclear thyroid scan is used to diagnose toxic thyroid nodules, but I'm not sure whether the taking of iodide therapy would nullify the scan accuracy. Your thyroidologist or endocrinologist can answer this question best.

In brief: Nodules

Some thyroid nodules do produce thyroid hormone and can cause hyperthyroidism.
A nuclear thyroid scan is used to diagnose toxic thyroid nodules, but I'm not sure whether the taking of iodide therapy would nullify the scan accuracy. Your thyroidologist or endocrinologist can answer this question best.
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