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Mantoux Test 20 Mm Reaction
My mantoux test result is "erythema & induration present diameter 10 mm. What is the interpretation?
No induration: If you run your finger, gently, over the site of the injection and do not feel any hardness like a grain under the skin, it is negative, However, it is not a good idea to be one's own doctor and you should go back to your doctor 48 hours placing of the test, so that s/he may read it professionally. ...Read more
Positive: If you do not have active symptoms of tuberculosis and have not received bcg in the past year, then it is likely you have inactive tuberculosis. This means that you have living mycobacterium tuberculosis in your body, contained within a granuloma and potentially could reactivate at some later time. Depending on your age and health you may want to take inh. See a doctor. ...Read more
I was on some sort of medication for TB when I had mantoux test when I was young and I'm scared my blood result will say something negative. Help?
Get a cxr: Get a chest xray. This will eliminate your concerns for active TB if you don't have it. ...Read more
Doc found out in xray that I have right hilar swelling and required me for CT. I had also 14mm result in my mantoux test, what this can be?
Work up needed: At the very least it may suggest that you have been exposed to tuberculosis. You should visit with your doctor to have questions asked about whether or not you have TB symptoms to suggest infection such as do you have a cough? Unexplained night sweats? Unexplained weight loss, fevers or chills and fatigue? You also need to have a chest x ray performed - since organism is usually inhaled. ...Read more
Wheal: The tuberculin skin test is administered to the upper third of the forearm (palm up) ≥2 inches from elbow, wrist, or other injection site. If neither arm can be used, it can be given in the back of the shoulder. Use a 1/4 to1/2 inch 27-gauge needle or finer tuberculin syringe. It should form a wheal 6-10 mm in diameter, and it is interpreted 48-72 hours later. ...Read more
After a full - course of treatment for TB infection, how long will it take for mantoux test to read normal?
Will Always be (+): Once you have had a positive test it will remain (+) forever, even successfully treated. That is why you never need to or should repeat it. You just have to inform whomever is requiring the test that you are a "Tuberculin Reactor." This does not mean you have active TB. ...Read more
Suffering from cough and fever fatigue since two weeks, Mantoux test was negative sputum AFBwas negative?
My doc refused to do urinary PCR to check for scrotal tb, he insists mantoux test is accurate enough. Is mantoux test reaaly that sensitive?
Why?: Like me, your doctor probably wonders why on earth you think you have scrotal tb. A mantoux test is a good test for determining whether you harbor the TB bacillus. If it's negative, you should probably look for another explanation for whatever is bothering your scrotum. ...Read more
I have been having painful swollen groin lymph nodes blood/ urine/ pap smear all negative/ laparascopy only adhesions. Mantoux test + @ 23mm no cough?
Depends: It usually only takes a few days but severe reactions can take 1-2 weeks and can even leave a scar if the reaction was a blistering one. ...Read more
Horrible left ab pain for months. No tests show anything. Would a horrible reaction to MRE Contrasts help in diagnosis since its rare to react to it?
R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com The SX wax and wane. ...Read more
Thought I had a reaction to watermelon, ate some yesterday (at hosp) to test. Nothing at all. I was told no reaction means I am not allergic. Right?
Yes, but...: As the saying goes, nothing in life is certain except death and taxes. An unlucky person not allergic to watermelon this week can develop some sort of allergy to it next week. There are also different types of watermelon, so it's possible that one variety of melon causes more problems than another. ...Read more
Had a PPD skin test and the result is 10 mm the reference says 5 to 10 is borderline. And I don't get it what they mean and what to do next?
Positive PPD: A +ve PPD is usually evaluated with a plain Chest Xray. If that is normal, and if it appears that the positive PPD is new (if there is a history of previous negative tests) then a course of treatment with anti-tuberculosis antibiotics is usually given, this prevents you from getting sick with TB. Sometimes a borderline (intermediate) test result can be from a prior BCG vaccination. ...Read more
Electrical activity: The strobe testing (aka "photic stimulation") normally causes either no response or a brief synchronized symmetric response in the visual areas of the brain. Abnormal responses include asymmetry or prolonged activity ("a photoconvulsive response"). ...Read more
What tests will tell me exactly what my food, environmental, and chemical allergies are? And how can I deal w/ the die-off from a recent reaction?
Difficult: Allergies can be hard to treat as everyone may have some component of an allergy to one thing or another. There is a blood test called the immunocap that tests for either (or both) respiratory allergens or food allergens. If truly with allergic issues, best to see an allergy and immunologist who specializes in this field. Best wishes. ...Read more
Skin test or blood: When you see an allergist, they will first take a detailed history of your symptoms from the bite. And the type of insect involved, if known...Depending on the insect, a series of simple scratch tests can be done, or sometimes a blood testis done first. It depends on your reaction history. ...Read more
14 months old been re-introducing dairy for weeks told to try miljreacting after drinking it tests can he have ANA reaction?
No: Why would one want to be dishonest about this? ...Read more
May need a: Chest xray. There is a blood test called Gold's Quanitferon test your friend could do at a hospital or clinic. ...Read more