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Can you have a tb test while pregnant

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Safe: CDC website says it's safe during pregnancy!

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 47 years experience
TB test: A TB test is safe to have during pregnancy. It's important to know if you have tb, since you are bringing a new life into the world. You want to prote... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: It is fine to have a TB tine test while pregnant.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
I would wait: You should be done in 6-12months with your inh, and it would be prudent to wait if possible. If you are already pregnant on inh , the risk of affect... Read More
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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
I : I think you are correct in delaying inh prophylaxis until after your pregnancy. The research has shown that it is probably safe while breastfeeding, h... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 21 years experience
No effect: Tb test (ppd test) is a diagnostic test that is used to determine if someone has ever been exposed to the TB bug. It does not have any harmful effects... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: The test will not cause any problem.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Test: I would suggest that you have a TB screening test. It is a simple test and can reliably rule out TB exposure.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: The memory cells for TB are in the body and the test will still be valid if positive. The only problem are in people who have lower immune system but ... Read More

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