Can After Radiation Therapy For Hyperthyroidism Cause Infertility?
After I was diagnosed 5 years ago, was it true that the side effects could become infertile? I wait for the answer.
Hello, Thank you for the question.
Do you mean radioactive iodine therapy? Radioactive iodine therapy is one treatment that can be recommended by doctors to overcome hyperthyroidism (excessive production of thyroid hormone). Most side effects of this therapy are the occurrence of hypothyroidism (lack of thyroid hormones in the body) which can be easily treated by administering thyroid hormones. In addition, some other side effects are pain and swelling in the neck, nausea, loss / disruption of the sense of taste, dry mouth, dry or watery eyes. A study found a link between this therapy with a reduction in egg reserves in the ovaries of women of childbearing age. Thus, a woman's fertility can be disrupted, but not necessarily the woman cannot get pregnant. If you are planning a pregnancy, you should consult an obstetrician. The doctor will ask for some information about your reproductive organs and examine your reproductive organs. If necessary, the doctor will do a blood test to find out if your egg reserves are sufficient for pregnancy. Please discuss this further with your doctor.
Meanwhile, you are advised to always maintain health by consuming balanced nutritious food, consuming at least 2 liters of water per day, getting enough rest, exercising regularly, managing stress well, and avoiding smoking and consuming alcoholic beverages. Immediately check yourself if you experience abnormal vaginal discharge or interference with your menstruation.
Hope this answer helps.