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I'm in the process of taking a radioactive iodine pill for a 1-123 thyroid uptake scan, will smoking pot affect the results?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
No effect on result of the scan.

In brief: No
No effect on result of the scan.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Luke Bolek
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unlikely
Unless the strain of cannabis contains Iodine, it is unlikely to effect the thyroid uptake and scan results.
The Thyroid scan is based on how much iodine your blood stream absorbs from the intestines.

In brief: Unlikely
Unless the strain of cannabis contains Iodine, it is unlikely to effect the thyroid uptake and scan results.
The Thyroid scan is based on how much iodine your blood stream absorbs from the intestines.
Dr. Luke Bolek
Dr. Luke Bolek
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Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not much
Avoid consumption of iodine (e.
g. Seafood, iodinated salt, milk). Smoking should not directly interfere with radioiodine uptake by the thyroid, although you should stop smoking anything for your overall health.

In brief: Not much
Avoid consumption of iodine (e.
g. Seafood, iodinated salt, milk). Smoking should not directly interfere with radioiodine uptake by the thyroid, although you should stop smoking anything for your overall health.
Dr. Thomas Heston
Dr. Thomas Heston
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Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine
In brief: LIMITED DATA
Thc, one of marijuana’s active ingredients, depresses the function of the thyroid gland.
Animal models have demonstrated that cannabinoid administration acutely alters multiple hormonal systems, including the suppression of the gonadal steroids, growth hormone, prolactin, and thyroid hormone and the activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. Talk with your doctor.

In brief: LIMITED DATA
Thc, one of marijuana’s active ingredients, depresses the function of the thyroid gland.
Animal models have demonstrated that cannabinoid administration acutely alters multiple hormonal systems, including the suppression of the gonadal steroids, growth hormone, prolactin, and thyroid hormone and the activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. Talk with your doctor.
Dr. Robert Carroll
Dr. Robert Carroll
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Dr. Karl Spector
Addiction Medicine
In brief: No, it shouldn't.
No, smoking marijuana should not effect the results of the thyroid scan.
Being a huge ravens fan myself, i hope everything goes well for you.

In brief: No, it shouldn't.
No, smoking marijuana should not effect the results of the thyroid scan.
Being a huge ravens fan myself, i hope everything goes well for you.
Dr. Karl Spector
Dr. Karl Spector
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