Radioiodine for Thyroid Treatment- Part 2

Since this is not a medical website, we will not get into any medical discussion about the side effects of Radioactive Iodine thyroid treatment.  However, there is one side effect that occurs that is not medical – home contamination. After taking the radioactive iodine, you become radioactive.  Since the procedure typically involves taking a dosage in excess of what the thyroid tissue is expected to absorb, the excess radioactive iodine is excreted from your body through urine, saliva, feces, breath and perspiration.  This causes contamination.  The amount of radioactive iodine given (up to 250mCi) in these treatments is up to […]