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    When is it safe to have sex after radioactive iodine treatment?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Sep 2015 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: How long after radioactive iodine is it safe to have sexual intercourse? I had 109 millicuries after a total thyroidectomy for cancer.
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
3-4 days

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

sexual intercourse should be safe 3-4 days after exposure. The radiation specialist may measure your radiation levels after a couple of days after treatment. Please note that sleeping with anybody for the whole night should be delayed until at least one week has passed.

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