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I had tb 5 years ago which was treated and cured. Now i was applying for student visa they called me for chest xray and found some scars. Then they reffered sputum mycobacterium culture test for tb. I dont have any symptoms of tb like coughing or weight loss rather i am gaining weight and totally healthy. What are the chances of my test being negative or positive


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replied October 17th, 2018
Tuberculosis Answer A64481
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If you have completed taking the scheduled course of treatment for TB, and if you are not having any active symptoms, then it is likely that the tests for sputum AFB will be negative, provided you have not acquired repeated infection. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/infectious disease specialist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.


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