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Radioactive iodine after thyroidectomy

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What are the risks in taking radioactive iodine following my thyroidectomy. I had three small tumors, .9 cm, .3cm, .1 cm. Nothing in the lymph nodes.


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replied April 7th, 2009
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The side effects of taking radioactive iodine as treatment are rare and might include:
-sore throat few days after the treatment
-mild nausea few hours after the intake of the radioactive iodine
-the iodine itself might cause temporary swelling of the salivary glands.
Radioactive iodine is used as a therapy and as such, it has to be recommended and applied only by a doctor.


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