hello ma'am..i'm a student..and my x-ray findings is "irregular hazed infiltrates in the left upper lung", so according to the radiologist i have minimal PTB..i want to cry when i've read the result what should i do?? please help..i'm 19 yrs old..shelane is my name..wait for your reply..
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!
Irregular hazy infiltrates, positive tuberculin skin test and high ESR along with a positive CT scan of chest should all be done to confirm tuberculosis. This should be clinically correlated to low grade fever and persistent cough. If all these parameters match then it could be tuberculosis.
Even if it is, do not worry much. Within a week of starting medicines you will be fine and not contagious any more. Also after complete treatment you will be free of disease. However first get a confirmed diagnosis. Please discuss with your doctor. Hope this helps. Take care!
pls doctor..erase this post after you've read it..please..because my facebook account were flooded by many people asking about their illness like mine...and i can't help them giving a simple advise..=( and i am worried because many people might stay away from me because i have a contagious disease..please remove my name here..and i'm happy to tell you doc that i'm cured now =))
thanks alot..! =))
pls. help me..
i have a lung scar due to my previous ptb.
i had finished my medication for 6 months.
my dr, said that i am already cured.
but still suffering due to my lung scar..
i can't get pass on my medical exam to work abroad.
i am applying to Qatar.
but they denied my medical certificate.
pls. help me if what to do?
what is medicine to remove my LUNG SCAR?
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