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It is used in nuclear medicine both diagnostically and therapeutically. Examples of its use in therapy include the treatment of thyrotoxicosis and cancer of the thyroid. Diagnostic tests exploit the mechanism of absorption of iodine by the normal cells of the thyroid gland. As an example iodine-131 is one of the radioa... more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Graves' Disease
290
89%
Hyperthyroidism
54
89%
Thyroid Cancer
12
100%
Hypothyroidism
7
86%
Overall, 89% (364 Members) find Radioactive Iodine helpful
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Radioactive Iodine Reviews

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I had to have this twice and it finally worked the second time.
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I had RAI twice to kill my thyroid. It finally worked after the second time.
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It worked, but now I wish I had tried other options before doing this. I now have other issues.
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had it for the update test.
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First time 04/07 then again in 12/07. Worked for hyperthyroidism but diagnosed with TED in May 2009
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every thing turned out ok . but it is 10 yrs later and i have eye problems
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Did not work back on methimizole
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had radioactive iodine ablation in Feb. 2011, which seemed to work, however, my thyroid levels have just recently gone wacky, making me wonder if there is a small area that is once again producing the hormones.
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Diagnosed July 2011
Had the RAI in October and now one year later Im doing good. I've gained my weight back.
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It did work. It took more than three years for my thyroid to find a happy place. I am left with edema which I can't seem to get rid of and I take a diuretic for it.
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