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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Used to be relatively common, but since TB is much less common now, the number is low in the us. Regular followup is appropriate with ct scans.

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Very doubtful: Pulmonary scarring is not uncommon wuth tb. There's no medical reason to remove it unless you are having symptoms like coughing blood.
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
TB: Not necessarily. Old TB is generally seen in the upper lobes. Fibrotic scars may be the result of old nontuberculous pneumonia
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, but very rarely: Quit worrying about it. Otherwise you will become a hypochondriac very soon.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Nobody knows: But it happens.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Stop wasting my time: You have asked this question, so many times that you are now annoying me. So settle down and trust someone.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Hmmm...: Although possible, it seems very unlikely to have isolated TB lymphadenopathy. What is more likely is that pulmonary TB is present and has caused the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
A scar: doesn't have to be from TB, it could be from any prior inflammation/infection or trauma.
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Enjoy life: Always have a good primary care doctor, and always buy good, non-hmo insurance so that doctors have plenty of time to take care of you. See the doctor ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
TB: You should discuss your status with your physicians who know you. Tb can cause breathing difficulties if it is extensive enough but often doesn't if i ... Read More
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