Answer to Question #1772 Submitted to "Ask the Experts"
The following question was answered by an expert in the appropriate field:
What period of time should a male patient being treated for Graves' disease abstain from conceiving children? Assume a maximum of 1110 MBq of131I.
The general period recommended for males receiving radioiodine therapy
to avoid conceiving a child is four months. This is discussed
specifically in a report by the
European Commission in 1997 which states:
Michael G. Stabin, PhD, CHP
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