Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/05/07

Radioactive Iodine Treatment

I have to undergo radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism, my medical aid isn' t paying anything, does anybody know how much this treatment costs? Also, is it done in hospital or in the doctors room, and what are the risks? Thank you!

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Posted by: Dr Bets | 2009/05/08

Sorry, slip of the finger. Radioactive iodene is given in pill or fluid form. Some doctors admit the patient for a day or two to prevent contact with other people, you will have to ask your doctor whether this is his preference too. Ask him to give you a quote of what it will cost. It will depend on the hospital and the doctor' s fees.
dr Bets

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/05/08

The radioiodine I-131 is swallowed in a single dose, in capsule or liquid form. always done on an outpatient basis.
Price? sorry not know.

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