Asked by: Hussain Sequedamedical health thyroid disorders
How long does it take for radioiodine to leave the body?
Last Updated: 7th June, 2020
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Furthermore, how long does radioactive iodine stay in your body?
The radioiodine from your treatment will remainin your body temporarily. Most of the radioiodine notcollected by your residual thyroid tissue will be eliminatedduring the first two days after your treatment. The amountthat remains in your thyroid tissue is responsible for thedesired medical effect.
Additionally, how will I feel after radioactive iodine? Most patients do not experience any difficultyafter the radioactive iodine treatment, usually givenas a small pill. Occasionally, neck tenderness or a sorethroat may become apparent after a few days, if moderateinflammation in the thyroid develops and produces discomfort in theneck or throat area.
Secondly, what are the long term side effects of radioactive iodine?
Other side effects of radioactive iodine include:
- Metallic taste in the mouth: This can last for a fewweeks.
- Nausea: This usually subsides one to two days aftertreatment.
- Swollen salivary glands: This can last for a few weeks.
What happens if you are exposed to radioactive iodine?
If too much radioactive iodine enters yourbody, the radioactive iodine will destroy your thyroid glandso that the gland will stop making hormones. Too muchradioactive iodine in your body can also causethyroid nodules or cancer.