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I have recently had my thyroid and some limp nodes removed.

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I have recently had my thyroid and some limp nodes removed. my follow up treatment will be taking a radio active iodine pill. My concern or question is because I have interstitial cystitis in my bladder and I also have hemroids that get irritated after several bowel movements. Since I will be drinking a lot of water following I will be urinating a lot and will have many bowel movements and therefore will probably irritate my hemroids. If I do is there any concern with passing my waste through my bladder and rectum especially having the waste coming in contact with a raw area.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 4 months ago.

Hello

This is Dr. Diego, experienced in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care.

I understand your concerns. Radioactive iodine trends to bind to the thyroid tissue. It could potentially cause irritation on your bladder or rectum. However the risk is low. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I understand your response. My only concern is if the radioactive iodine comes in contact with a bleeding hemroid will the radioactive discharge be absorbed into my body through the bleeding hemroid.
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 4 months ago.

It's unlikely to be absorbed. Very low risk. Thyroid tissue has high affinity for iodine and usually retains most of it.

Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 4 months ago.

Let me know if you have any other questions. Please rate my answer.

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