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Old 04-27-2006, 05:25 PM   #1
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Tapazole and Thyroid scan

Hi All,
I have been on Tapazole for hyperT. My FNA showed suspicious for papillary carcainoma. My dr. would like to do a thyroid scan before I have surgury. How long do I have to be off of the Tapazole before I can have a RAI uptake/scan?
Thanks in advance for all the info. You are all a wealth of knowledge!

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Old 04-28-2006, 04:41 AM   #2
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Re: Tapazole and Thyroid scan

I have heard 10 days. And I have heard different time frames. What does your dr recommend?
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:48 AM   #3
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Re: Tapazole and Thyroid scan


On my directions from the hospital I go to they instructed me no thyroid meds for a month prior to the scan.

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Old 04-28-2006, 10:54 AM   #4
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Re: Tapazole and Thyroid scan

Thanks for your thoughts. My dr. said 5 days should be fine. I would hate to take the test and have it not accurate because of my medications.

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