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Menifee, CA
A 32-year-old female asked:

i had my tb test read (negative) but just realized it had only been 45 hours, not 48. is this still considered negative?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bruce Pierce
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Wait: 3 more hours, if no change, its negative.
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
PPD: Yes it should be fine, it is most probably negative.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

I had bcg. What do I do in us when TB test is positive?

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BCG: Within 3 yrs after receiving BCG most individuals do not have false positive skin tests for tb. If one has a positive PPD skin test, the overwhelming probability is that they have inactive tuberculosis.
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I had TB when i was 22 yr old..How can I be sure that I am fully cured?

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Medications: If you took all your TB medications, then you should have no worries.
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What do you recommend if I had a TB test and there is no bubble?

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A 21-year-old male asked:

I had necklumbs cz of TB cured 2 years before. lumbs existed but decreased in size and now they are appearing again. Do I still / again have TB?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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See doctor: TB could recur and it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. It would be prudent to consult a doctor for an evaluation. Wish you good health and a happy new year!

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