Contrast dye… My doctor says I may have triggered hyperthyroid

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Contrast dye… My doctor says I may have triggered hyperthyroid

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    Recently diagnosed with graves disease on medication for about three weeks now… Some improvement but curious that my doctor said her recent surgery on my leg with them using contrast dye may have triggered hyper thyroid has anyone heard of this?
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      It's all possible: MRI, CT, x-ray, angiogram,... any procedure that is conducted with injecting contrast die including iodine may cause hyperthyroidism. But there are other things (e.g., stress) that also can trigger HT. It's hard to pinpoint the exact trigger I think. And even figured, no way back to de-trigger the disorder already developed. However, it may be good for preventing further re-triggering or relapse after remission. 

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    Hi...it's one of those things you'll never truly know, but in my case, my endocrinologist said the same thing.  I had nodules that were being monitored but after having 3 mri's with contrast within 6 weeks, I ended up with hyperthyroidism.  I agree that stress can also be a big impact but it is interesting that i was diagnosed not long after the mri's.  I ended up with hyperthryroidism caused by toxic nodules (not an autoimmune disease).  I had a total thyroidectomy in September/17.  I wish you luck as you work through this.

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    Hi Jack, I've had Grave's Disease (hyperthyroid) twice and the second time I am quite sure it was triggered by aspartame contained in another medication.  Apparently that sweetener is suspect. 

     

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