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Suggest tests to determine iodine deficiency

I need to know if i am iodine deficient. What test can be done to determine this accurately? I am 67 yrs old male. ...
 

Does Iron Infusions contain iodine?

-Enterologists Rooms. I need to clarify whether the current Iron Infusions on the Market contain Iodine? Any of your ... because, i suspect I am very allergic to IODINE (had analphylaxis during IVP 30 yrs ago) which ...
 

Had abdominal CT scan with IV iodine contrast. Safe to go for frozen embryo cycle?

Hi, I just had an abdominal CT scan with IV iodine contrast and a contrast I needed to drink ... the iodine flushes out in 24 hours. How long after the cat scan with radioactive contrast material do I need ...
 

Diagnosed with Graves disease, treated with Radioactive Iodine. Have hypothyroid condition. How to loose weight?

with Radioactive Iodine and went from a hyperthyroid to hypothyroid condition. I have been treated .... Problem is that after the weight yo-yo effect stabilized after radioactive iodine therapy, it reset ...
 

Diagnosed with Graves' disease via iodine test. Took methimazole. Stopped due to high liver levels. Advice

I eas diagnosed with Graves' disease via iodine test & blood work. Tsh was 0.01, tsi & thyrotropin ... the stairs & the need to continue tenormin for my rapid pulse, tells me that these are mixed messages. Graves ...
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Is radioactive iodine or surgery needed for hyperthyroidism?

t have pressing symptoms. I would like a 2nd opinion regarding radioactive iodine vs. surgery. Do I need ...
 

Is it safe to take radioactive iodine for Thyroid Cancer?

My daughter has been diagnoised with Thyroid Caner. My question is she will be receiving radioactive iodine and she will not be able to be around people for 7 days? Why is this and why you ...
 

Should Iodine supplement be taken for underactive thyroid?

I am taking 75mg of Amour Thyroid and 50mg of Thyroxine for an underactive thyroid gland. I have been told that Iodine is needed to correct my situation. If this is correct can I just take an Iodine ...
 

Cut toe, nail removed. Why did blood gush out? Used iodine. Remove completely?

the numbing wore off. I went back home and went to a Podiatric College b/c the Clinic was full and i needed ... that they needed to clean it so gave me about 5 shots to numb it and clean it and the same thing as last time ...
 

Will radioactive iodine diminish thyroid in a person suffering from hyperthyroidism?

. recommends I see an endocrinologist. Here is my fear. I definitely want to figure out why this is happening, but would am curious is doing a radioactive iodine scan will kill my thyroid.\ ...
 

Increased iodine intake after fainting spells, chronic fatigue. Stopped intake, gained weight, tired. Thyroid hormone replacement needed?

or fainting. However, he never told me if I had hypothyroidism or why he suggested I take it. Now I am hearing about all the dangers of iodine excess. I tried to stop taking it for a couple weeks but felt like I ...
 

Iodine injections involving IV. Why did veins keep collapsing?

In preparation for a ct scan which involved iodine injected through an iv ---- after 5 tries (and 3 different nurses)to insert needle to my arms for the iv they finally got one going from top of my hand ...
 

Had overactive thyroid. Effected heart. Tested iodine. Started chest pain. Why?

with iodine . I no longer have a thyroid but I still have way too many PVC s. At the peak I was having over 58 ...
 

Can adding a couple of drops of betadine for water help in increasing iodine levels?

Since it seems that many of us Americans are low on iodine, it seems logical that adding a couple of drops of betadine to a quart or gallon of water would be a good thing. Might kill anything that needs ...
 

Lump in underarm, yellow discharge. Taken Amoxicillin, iodine. What to do?

Good morning Doc..I m just a poor girl and don t have money to consult a doctor that s why i land ... with that and i clean it also wolith povidone iodine betadine..what else can i do with it Doc? ...
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I had high thyroid i took iodine131 and since then i have had a bad throbbing in my head when i lay down to sleep i have high blood pressure and dieabeties why
hi, even though it may not be related to iodine , it is possible that you developed some allerhy to iodine. as iodine has got long half life, it will take some time to clear. Hope this helped.
 
I have hypothiroidism diagnosed 4 years, taking 88mcg synthroid & 25mcg cytomel but have gained 30lbs fast 10 lbs in a week would iodine suppliments help weight
Hello Gaining of weight with hypothyroidism indicate probable inadequate treatment. Hence you need yo consult your doctor for evaluation of thyroid status and treatment accordingly. Hope the information is helpful to you. Thank you
 
Will Povidone-iodine make you lose hair?
Hello dear,welcome to HCM. Hair loss is not a common side effect of povidone iodine. Povidone iodine is usually used for small areas of superficial infections/wounds,and for a shorter periods like 7-10 days.So usually this will not cause hair loss. Take care,Thank you.
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