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December 20th, 2010
Scar or a Scud?
Yes I agree with you all. "Hopeless situations are reminders that we are helpless without God". He can change many things (Ephesians 3:20) including those GAMCA allies to stop discrimination.

Those people and organizations responsible for making rules that banned people (like those with TB Scar)to work and immigrate with good intentions should make reconsiderations.They must be given a chance.We should help them to knock on the doors of International Human Rights(UN) to look on this matter.This can be a discrimination on employment .

1. Terrorists can go unnoticed. They can pass safely from the airport. They don't have scar but they intend to launch a "SCUD",to kill and destroy. But those people, just for a little scar who were banned, has only the good intention to help their families and not to harm anyone.Some only wished to be reunited.Who will you prefer to enter your country, a terrorist or a good citizen?

2. How about those people with scar in US,Canada, Middle East and others, were they banned to work for living in their own place/country? So,what difference they have for having a scar in US, Middle East, etc. with the one having a scar here in the Philippines? So, why a Filipino applicant with a scar won't be allowed to work in US, Canada & Middle East if they are allowing their own people in US, Canada and Middle East to work in their own place?

3. How about those rich and influential people or politicians who had a scar and had relatives that have one too, do you think that GAMCA and others were strict on them? They can change and dictate GAMCA allies whatever results to their favor.

4. How about those human traffickers that don't carry scar, those gamblers, those drug couriers, smugglers, drug addicts,pedophiles,those in porn business which don't have a scar but a real threat to morals and values. Will you prefer them to enter your country?

I think that those with scar ,if allowed to work in whatever place, will be more careful and do not wish to suffer again.They should be given a chance to be more productive.Instead of banning them for lifetime they should be allowed but the quality of their work should be determined. If they are already healed then treat them as normal individual, as healed and no longer infectious.This is for a humanitarian call.
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Users who thank bereancare for this post: eachelsky 

replied December 20th, 2010
doctor with treated ptb
i'm a doctor in my country and i was planning to do further trainings abroad. i got PTB a year ago but i already finished taking the 6-month therapy. can i pass their medical exam and train there? can anybody help me?
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replied January 15th, 2011
lose hope!
i had this tb last 2007 my xray shows a spot but my sputum is negative ..i undergo 6mos treatment..but after a several mos of medication i went to a doctor to get a cert for my job..i undergo sputum test and found out that i am positive..bale 7 mos lng ung pagitan taz nagkaroon na nman aq!.. nagunder go n nman aq ng treatment for 8 mos..ngaun nata2kot na aq magaply ng dahil jan..2 companies na ung umayaw skin dhil sa scars n nkita sa xray q..

nawa2lan na aq ng pagasa..pls for me!
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replied May 6th, 2012
don't loose hope! i felt d same way b4! hlos mg pkmatay nq wn i found out n meron aqng scar! and dat tym kailangan q sumunod s hubby q abroad! at s middle east un!and thanks god 4 yrs. nq d2... d most mportant things are the previous xray's,certificate from top pulmonologist nd ofcors dpt physically fit k! hope nk2long aq! godbless...
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replied August 21st, 2012
Hi toinkz,

Just to seek advise, so you talk privately to the doctor and declared all documents that you undergo treatment before? I have the same case like you and will follow my husband in middle east. Hope i'm free from worry..

Thanks,
Adrielle
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replied May 13th, 2012
sabi ng pulmo ko, us PTB patients who have undergone medications are not contagious but are actually more prone to have it again. what to do daw is to make our immune system stronger. so when we're done with the medications, we should make sure that we have eat and sleep well.

the scars will always show. very rare yung case na nawawala sila. keep your medical records intact para may ready reference if you need to secure medical clearances so you can still work locally. i was able to work here after ng medications ko. you can also do the same. and challenge ko is working abroad naman. but let's be hopefull na in God's time, we'll be able to do that just like the others.

best of luck.
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replied January 23rd, 2011
hi. i just want to share this experience of mine. jan14 i had my initial check-up to an NZ panel doctor in cebu. so far i was so positive that time. by jan17 i had my lab result and i found out that i have secondary ptb at both lungs. that made me really cry and ask myself why. but as day passes by iv realized that god will no give me this thing for no reason. at first im on in denial stage, but im i already accept the fact that i have ptb. and i just thank him. im on a milk and fruits therapy together with my medicines. 6mons is international standard procedure for ptb. so even i get cured earlier, i still have to wait for 6months. its a long treatment, our treatment physically goes hand in hand with our treatment spiritually. nothing is impossible with god. all have its own reason to be learned in a specific time. patience is in deed a virtue in treating ptb... god bless us all.
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replied January 26th, 2012
what did they tell you? do u still have the chance to go to NZ? God bless u and good luck =)
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replied January 23rd, 2011
@lhen

dont lose hope. pray. for nothing is impossible to Him. Smile
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replied January 27th, 2011
Never lose hope....
Yeah,your right cil nothing is impossible with God....

We have the same dilemma,right now im on my 4th mo.of medication.

I've alredy experienced the worst situation in my life wherein my employer is expecting me to work in U.A.E last year,with ready visa,etc.but when i found out during my x-ray that i had this minimal scar in my right upper lung,i was really shocked because i'm in good physique,no symptoms at all and I was caught unaware.I consulted another specialist but for the 2nd time i failed.She told me that i have to undergo treatment for 6mos.and now im doing it.I just hope and pray that everything will be fine after my medication...My employer told me that i have to finish my medication and reapply....thanks to God coz i have my second chance....don't lose hope guys,just take care of yourself and have FAITH always...

The message of Irina Martinez inspires me a lot..thanks for that.....
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replied January 28th, 2011
hello.i just want to share my story..i got sick of PTB more than 10 years ago. i was completely treated that year also; however, a scar has been constantly appearing everytime i undergo chest x-ray examination. since i needed to apply for a resident visa to another country, which is very strict when it comes to that disease, i went to an accredited hospital instead of clinic (clinics don't have specialists) and showed my previous x-ray films to a pulmonologist. in addition, he required me to have AFB smear test at the lung center (which of course gave a negative result from the presence of AFB).so he gave me certificate indicating that mine is just a scar (fibrosis),which is required in order to get a medical certificate also from the same hospital..guess what, i was granted a resident visa..just got it this afternoon..don't lose hope..just go to the ACCREDITED HOSPITAL, there are lots of specialists there who can give you certification that yours is just a PTB scar..cheer up friends!! God is good!!!
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replied May 13th, 2012
very nice!

i'm still targeting UAE kasi been there na, really want to back, and besides andun ang brother ko. if not lang for this lung scar, i would have been there still. but yes, i'm hopeful kasi my bosses told me that i can go back once i'm "medically settled".

reading through the posts here, i realized it's better to have my follow-up check-ups in the Lung Center. i was actually thinking of the Pulmo Department of PGH. Although my pulmo is from Asian Hospital.

i hope i'd be able to get the same results as you. thanks a lot.
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replied January 29th, 2011
victim din ako ng tb. i have it since 2oo3 nakita sa medical exemination ko nung college,, pero na shy ako sabihin sa family ko,, kaya nagsimula lng ako mag treatment nung 2007 now im applying to PNP sana wala ng scarring.... by the way minimal ptb lng yng akin saka athlete ako.. negative din sputum test ko.. ill update you guys sa xray result ko.. thanks!
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replied January 30th, 2011
for Asclepius
Asclepius, I suffered from a mild TB way back 2007 and went for 6months medication. When I got here in UAE they found a scar on my xray result, they told me to undergo sputum test where you will spit a phlegm in a sterile cup for 3 consecutive days, through that they will check if your TB is active or inactive or the virus spread within. Luckily, by the grace of God, its inactive, they released my medical result as fit to work, and now I'm 2yrs working in my recent company.
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replied April 28th, 2012
senz can i ask what is your profession in your visa? and what hospital you had your medical examination?please i really really need your response!
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replied August 21st, 2012
Hi Senz,

What clinic in UAE you undergo? I may share you luck as well. Please advise. I will be visiting UAE this last week of Aug 2012 until Sept 2012.
I just want to know what to do. Thanks.

Adrielle,
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replied January 31st, 2011
TB Scar
hi all, I am also victim of TB, attacked in canada,after i moved to india and treated for 9 months( august to may), and my medicals got rejected due to active TB. Now in jan 2011 i consulted my doctor again, after the xray was takn he told me that there is no scar in the xray, ie. there is no evidence of TB unless i reveal it. Is that possible, is it a miracle to happen.Can a scar dissapear so.
Now am gonna get married and go to UK, should i mention abt TB in my visa application or no.My doctor sujested me not to mention as there is no scar in the xray there is no evidence. Is there a chance for scar to reappear again in the future.
Please help me out by ur replies, am so worried
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replied February 4th, 2011
@myaville
hi, this is anxiousme25
i also have ptb which was diagnosed on feb 2010 when i had to undergo medical exam for singapore in a clinic here in cebu..i underwent 6 months of medication.i went back to my pulmonologist last sept 2010,he said i'm already clear..but the scars are still there.what can i do for the scars not to show up? i really want to work in singapore since i know it's the only way for me to become independent.
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replied February 7th, 2011
PTB scars and plans in working abroad
Hello guys!!! I'm also a victim of PTB way back in 2000. It was my fault, I didnt take good care of my health during my internship. I didnt care before even if my patients have prev TB, active or not, because I dont want to add anymore suffering to them and they might think na maarte. Anyways, I was treated for 6mos and it left scars on both upper lungs. I consulted a doctor fr St Luke's and asked her if I can work in the US and she said that I wont be able to ever work abroad. I was really devastated back then. I consulted another doctor and she said that that's not true. The doctor's just have to prove that I dont have active PTB and I can still work in US or any other country(but she told me that middle east countries are strict about these but not in US). Im now waiting for my US visa. I've known lots of people who were able to migrate in US eventhough they had prev TB and my aunt was one of them. Dont loose hope. God always hears our prayers. Keep the faith. Dont worry too much because worrying will only give you stress and can make you sick. For US and Canada medical exam, if they found lung scar you just need to undergo Sputum and AFB culture test. Once negative they will give your visa. They just need to confirm that you dont have an active TB. If ever you have positive results on both tests, you need to undergo 6mos medications then once your cleared they will grant the visa. Just take care of your health; pray and thank god for all the blessings and everything will be fine. Having PTB scars is not the end of our dreams. Please include me also in your prayers! =)
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replied October 29th, 2011
hi keeping the faith..ano ng nangyari sa visa n aprove ba?kc ako kailngan ko mag pa sputum test eh pupunta kc me ng canada yon nlng ung kulang ko para maipasa n nila sa embassy ung papers ko...my scars den kc ung lung ko ang work me sa dubai for 5 yrs kakauwi ko lng last yrs ngayon..ano b dapat gawin kinkabahan kc ako eh..thanks pls reply god bless
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replied March 10th, 2013
Hi keeping the faith narelieve ako bigla pagkabasa ko nito i am so thankful at nasagot ang katanungan ko regarding lung scar kasi waiting lang ako sa papers ko for US takot ako baka d ako makapunta dun bcoz of this lung scar . But then nabasa ko ito and thanks GOD may pag asa pa pala ako.
Thank u so much for this , God Bless
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replied April 6th, 2013
thank u so much
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replied February 7th, 2011
PTB scars and plans in working abroad
Hello guys!!! I'm also a victim of PTB way back in 2000. It was my fault, I didnt take good care of my health during my internship. I didnt care before even if my patients have prev TB, active or not, because I dont want to add anymore suffering to them and they might think na maarte. Anyways, I was treated for 6mos and it left scars on both upper lungs. I consulted a doctor fr St Luke's and asked her if I can work in the US and she said that I wont be able to ever work abroad. I was really devastated back then. I consulted another doctor and she said that that's not true. The doctor's just have to prove that I dont have active PTB and I can still work in US or any other country(but she told me that middle east countries are strict about these but not in US). Im now waiting for my US visa. I've known lots of people who were able to migrate in US eventhough they had prev TB and my aunt was one of them. Dont loose hope. God always hears our prayers. Keep the faith. Dont worry too much because worrying will only give you stress and can make you sick. For US and Canada medical exam, if they found lung scar you just need to undergo Sputum and AFB culture test. Once negative they will give your visa. They just need to confirm that you dont have an active TB. If ever you have positive results on both tests, you need to undergo 6mos medications then once your cleared they will grant the visa. Just take care of your health; pray and thank god for all the blessings and everything will be fine. Having PTB scars is not the end of our dreams. Please include me also in your prayers! =)
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replied March 4th, 2012
Hi...keeping_the_faith my depression is gone after I read your post because I had history of Minimal PTB way back 2004 I had treatment for 6 months then last year I had sputum exam its negative but when I had xray last year it say positive so I ask my pulmonary Dr what other medicine to be taken so I can get rid of this scar he said no medicine for scar that's why everyday I always worried and depressed because I will have my fiancee visa medical this year I'm glad I read your post ...What I will do now is continue to pray your correct God is always hear our prayer...Thank you and God bless you always
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replied March 11th, 2012
Hi Margarita32
Im happy that I can help people like you in my own little way by sharing what I know about PTB.
Dont loose hope because God is so good. I learned a lot of things about PTB and working abroad. It shouldnt be the end of our ambitions once we had this disease. Make sure that you have your xray films and have your sputum tested for AFB staining( 6-8mos duration test for AFB culture). My US visa will be current soon and Im hopeful that everything will be fine. I know that there might be some delay for the medical exam since they might require me for Sputum and AFB-culture tests. Make sure that you have recent xray not less than 2mos fr the date of your medical exam. And it will be best if you can get medical certificate fr the doctor who treated you which should contain the medications you've taken: Name of the meds, dosage, duration of treatment. This can be helpful when you're scheduled for your Medical exam. Good luck and I'll pray for all of us. =)
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replied June 9th, 2012
hello keeping the faith how about in working in south korea are they any ban for those who have a lung scar there?
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replied February 15th, 2011
im now on my third months in taking anti tb drugs im quite depress cause i supposed to work in saudi arabia but i failed in my medical one of my friend told me that i cant no longer work in any country cause of the granuloma in my lungs
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replied February 16th, 2011
hi pichy!!! that's sooooo not true. You can still work in other countries. For middle east countries they are really strict about PTB and eventhough its inactive or if there's a lung scar. But for other countries like Canada, UK, USA or Asia they just need to make sure that your healed and not communicable so they need to get you tested for sputum and AFB culture and if its negative then they will give you your visa and let you work. Like I said girl....keep the faith and pray. Be sure to take your meds and you'll be good in no time. Take good care of your health. I know how it feels, I've been in the same situation. God Speed!!! =)
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replied February 23rd, 2011
I'm also a victim of ptb scar since 2006.. I'm a RN already at nakuha ko po ito nung college pa..I took my meds for 9mons but unfortunately my scar po everytime mag papa x-ray ako.. Several times I tried to apply in other countries specifically KSA at Dubai but i always failed in my medical due to my "old scar"..I was very disappointed and frustrated because i really want to go abroad.. nawawalan na po ako ng pag asa..Sad
can anyone give me some piece of advise, because im planning to go to singapore? are they strict when it comes to tb scar??? thank u...Godbless everyone!!!^_^
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replied January 5th, 2012
yes singapore is very strict when it comes to health..lst year ngapply ako for singapore kttapos lng ng owwa qu then ngkproblema s xray ko minimal ptb results..my employer rejected me..i vsit my pulmonary doctor and he said 6 months dw medication..i never undrgo medication since then...until now meron pa rin ung minimal ptb..but im taking medications n coz im planning to go to singapore
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replied June 24th, 2012
hi jamel09,

how's plan to go to singapore? share mo nman para atleast meron pa pag-asa yong katulad ko na meron din lung scars..i also plan to apply in singapore coz GAMCA will not allow me to work in middle eastern country..maraming sa salamat.
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replied February 25th, 2011
fibrosis
Anybody here who have old scar from tb?

What are chances if you have inactive tb and wants to to gcc?

I have this old scar which shows up everytime in x-ray test.
kindly say any medical test to remove
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replied February 27th, 2011
Tb ruined my life!
Im a Vietnamese,
because of TB, my future has absolutely changed a lot.
1st of all, I decided to go spam unapproved to study but my visa fail cuz of the scar on my lungs, and it was [+] in the result one more time when I did 3-days extend test.

after that, I changed the decision to go to Singapore and my passport was fail again cuz of the xray result I had to go back to VN and treated it for 6 months.After that my doctor said that its okey for me to study abroad and then I submited that result I had in Vn the the ICA in Singapore and I passed.

I continued to study 4 months in Singapore and when I had the holiday break, I came back to Vn and check my health again to be sure that the scar is the same. Unfortunately, the result came out and it was [+] again! OMG, the doctor said that now the TB is strong enough to defeat me and Its the time to worri about my health or it will become a cancer! Its the veri hard time for me to overcome. I had to cancel the student pass and came back to my hometown to do another test. I was shocked and just didnt wana do anything. After 3 months under-treated the hospital said that it was just the fault of doctor who took the sample of my tb test, they were sorri about that. OMG! It ruined my life and my study process so far!

the 3rd time I returned to Singapore i dont need to submit the new 1 medical report cuz of they saved the result of the 1st time i gave them. But in July, I have to do the TB check in Singapore to renew student pass and I realli worry bout that. I dont want to waste time more. Tb took 2 yrs from my time, also my hope and parent's money just to ruin my life!

is there anyone renew the document in Singapore, can I show them the xray to compare and prove that I m under treatment?
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replied January 16th, 2012
... so you mean you already done with your meds before and positive again for the second time? ..

spam unapproved is not strict when it comes to this but you need to wait because it will take longer for the exam result to come out and also the treatment process..

having ptb again after medication is quite alarming.. because you will need other meds or additional meds ,case to case basis.. we need to avaoid MDR ...

goodluck.. always pray.. there's no impossible ,GOD WILL LISTEN AND ANSWER YOUR PRAYERS
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replied February 28th, 2011
to miss keeping the faith..
u gave me a hope in my life.. do usa and canada are not strict in that? coz im planning to work there.. but since i found out i have this condition i was devastated.. im done wuth the medication but still im loosing hope what if i wont be allowed to work on usa,canada w/ this scar..

how r u now? r u abroad now? can i know the hospital u where u got ur medical certificate? pls.reply.. :'(
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replied March 29th, 2011
Hello Meca, sorry for the late reply. Im still waiting for my pd date to be current but once Im already there I'll post again a message here. Every year I go to medical city for check-up. But Any pulmonologist will do as long as you keep records of the results. Its important for you to keep your old xrays for comparison and to prove that's already a scar. It will be better also that every year get sputum and AFB culture lab para meron ka record aside sa xray mo. ganun ginawa ko. SLEMC, that's the clinic where you need to undergo your medical exam if you applied for US, spam unapproved, Canada and I think UK. The purpose of the medical exam is to confirm that your not contagious. Make sure that you already taken all the Anti-PTB drugs before. Ask the doctor who treated you for medical certificate that includes the meds you taken, dosage, freq and duration. If your PTB is no longer active then you dont have to worry. Pray and believe that God already healed you. Everything will happen. =)
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replied March 11th, 2012
Meca,

dont loose hope...having history of PTB is not the end of our ambitions. A doctor fr a well known hospital once told me that I wouldn't be able to work abroad. This really made me depressed but then I met this other doctor who works for the US embassy and she said that its not true. As long as you have your old xray films and your already negative then that's fine. The embassy just needs to conduct exams to prove that the PTB is no longer active. Just keep your old xray films and have yourself checked every yr if possible. God works in mysterious ways and there's no impossible to him. I know God lead me to know that doctor who works for the embassy so he can tell me not to loose hope. I even searched websites about PTB and working abroad and there's not a lot that I can find. So continue praying and take good care of your health and let the MAN ABOVE do the rest.=)
PS. My visa will be current soon. I consulted a pulmo fr Medical CIty but any pulmo doctor will do.
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replied February 28th, 2011
Meron po ba sa inyo nagkaroon ng relapse after ng treatment? I was diagnosed with ptb last 2008 when I was in college, and then I undergo the 6 months treatment. Worried ako ngayon kasi Im experiencing chest pain and upper back pain. Pagka po ba nagkaroon ng relapse papano po yung treatment? automatic po ba na included sa meds mo yung streptomycin?

RN na po ako pero natatakot po ko na mag apply or mag volunteer, natatakot po kasi ako mareject Sad
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