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Optios other than swallowing pill for thyroid scan - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   i have a thyroid uptake scan in a couple hours they are going to give me a thyroid capsule but i cant swallow pills will they give me another option
Doctor :   k
User :   is there something else they will give me such as chewable or iv
Doctor :   is it thyroid scan with contrast
User :   i dunno what do you mean with radioactive
Doctor :   you have to take the pill, because, during swalling the thryoid will be visualized better
User :   oh ok but i mean i really cannot swallow a pill what will they do
User :   i tried everything to get it down it just never happens
Doctor :   they can give intravenous contrast
User :   what is that
User :   iv?
Doctor :   iv means intraveouns through the vein
User :   ook yeah i hope they will do that
User :   ok thank u
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