Aug 21, 2008 - 5:57 pm
I had a total thyroidectomy 14 years ago. In June, I had a thyrogen scan that showed a recurrence. I went into the hospital last Wed. (8/13) for radioactive iodine treatment. On Thursday I noticed that I had developed a cough and by Friday night (after I was discharged) I became very hoarse. It is slowly getting better since it will be a week tomorrow since the hoarseness started. I was wondering if anyone else had this side effect and how long to expect it to last. My doctor claims it is unrelated to the treatment. I am hoping it is a temporary thing since I'm a teacher and the new school year starts next week!