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What are the normal physical feelings of thyroid cell death after RAI treatment?

By Anonymous August 27, 2009 - 5:11pm
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Thyroidectomy 5/4/09, RAI 5/26 158 Millicuries. Papillary-follicular varient. metastises to nearby cervical lymphs on one side. What are the normal physical feelings in cell death? Sometimes I have soreness, but sometimes sudden lightning and tingling which makes me want to hold my throat. Sometimes when apply daily sunscreen on scar, it feels like I have fiberglass in my skin.

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Anon, I forwarded your question to Dr. Theo Friedman, who is a specialist in the endocrine areas. Here's a link to his profile:


And here's what he said:

"A sore throat or some neck pain is common after radiation treatment. It should subside in a few days. Since yours persisted, I would see your physician."

Are you still having difficulty? Have you talked with your doctor since you posted?

September 1, 2009 - 9:58am

Hi, Anon, and thank you for your question! We're so glad you found EmpowHer. I would like to run your question by one of the doctors on our panel of experts. Hang in there with us for a few days, all right?

August 28, 2009 - 10:09am
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