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Tb Scars On Lungs
Rarely: Scar carcinoma can occur, but is extremely rare and more often talked about than actually seen.See 1 more doctor answer
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
They do not but: Cancer develops when immunity surveillance decreases by age, infections and genetic alterations..... Etiology of lung cancer in non- smokers is unclear but genetic alteration is largely to blame. Air pollution and second- and third- hand smoking could play a part. Tb scar in the lung could be a milieu or area for developing cancer to nest in....But, this is very rare. Thank you.See 1 more doctor answer
Cannot say no: While there have been studies associating an increased risk of certain lung cancers in people with a history of tuberculosis, there is no proof that the infection causes cancer. Correlation is not the same as causation. So I can't say no, but I can't say yes either!See 1 more doctor answer
Tb scar on lungs was treated frm TB last year. Is is possible to get lung cancer or any other disease bcz of d TB scars? Wat r d health risks?
My chest xray showed--right upper midzonal consolidation is seen with a fibrotic element. Is it TB scar? Could it cause lung cancer. Doctor please answer.
Abnormal Xray: I cannot say without seeing the xray. However, "fibrotic" implies scarring. If you have history of tb, it can be from that, or any prior infection. Would not hurt to keep an eye on it, as TB can recur. Tb does not cause lung cancer, nor does scarring. If the scarring is from smoking however, that does cause cancer without doubt! If you do smoke, at your age you have time to heal if you quit.See 1 more doctor answer
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 scarring.
Hi doctor, m cured frm TB bt TB left scars. Can I get lung cancer/any other disease bcz of TB scars? 22 year old female. I don't smoke. Plz reply me.
Don't worry: We've both been cured of TB and that's a good thing. The tiny statistical cancer risk that these old scars pose (and not everybody believe they even do) isn't something we can do anything about. You can't remove the scar, and nowadays it's not considered even worth getting radiation to look for it. Just be grateful that TB is now manageable. Best wishes.
Can lymp nodes and enlarged glands shrink after treatment for TB lympadentitis. Can extrapulmonary TB cause lung scarring because of enlarged glands?
Yes and no.: Tuberculous lymph nodes should shrink with successful treatment, but maybe not all the way to normal size. Lung scarring would not be caused by "extra pulmonary" tb, but there have been pulmonary TB first that scarred or some other lung process.
Can TB lympadentitis cause lung scarring without having pulmonary tb? Chest xray show only enlarged gland.
Highly unlikely: TB lymphadenopathy is initiated when macrophages carry the bacillus from a pulmonary alveolar focus to the lymph node which then enlarges, suppurates and ruptures into an adjacent blood vessel. So it is virtually impossible to have pulmonary nodes involved without having pulmonary infection first.
I had TB 6 years ago, and made a scar on my right upper lung. Is there a possibility that it will be rem0ved?
TB: Not necessarily. Old TB is generally seen in the upper lobes. Fibrotic scars may be the result of old nontuberculous pneumonia
Undergone a chest xray today and they found a scar in my lungs. I don't hav tb symptoms or is it possible bcos when I had bronchitis in the past?
What is the life expectancy with pulmonary TB scars? Shall I get married? Will the fibrotic element in my upper lung due to TB cause prblems in future
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 for ill symptoms and for regular check-ups. Other than that, one can live life as if there were no TB lung scars, after finishing treatment. That means go out, meet people, get married, have children and grandchildren, and live happily ever after.
Will TB scars cause breathing problems? Is oxygen therapy needed? In future when I conceive will it effect my lungs?
Lung scars: While lung scars do decrease the alveolar total space and cause fibrosis, their effect is still dependent on the lung function. If you have an adequate lung function as seen in pft and dlco, you should not have much problem.See 1 more doctor answer
After TB lymphadentitis treatment is there a possibility to get a lung scar without having pulmonary tb? Chest glands were enlarged.
Lung Scars: Tuberculosis infections can certainly cause (calcified scars) or granulomas. Such scars can also be caused by previous lung infections such as pneumonia, certain fungus in the soil known as histoplasmosis which sometimes causes infection but rarely causes any health problems. After receiving adequate treatment for TB lymphadinitis, a watchful waiting would be advised.See 1 more doctor answer
What do cysts on lungs mean? I don't have tb or cystic fibrosis I had a ct scan done and it says their are several cysts and a pluralparenchymal scar
Most likely benign: You should ask the doctor who ordered it thoughSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild scarring is seen in the right lower zone of my lung, what does it mean? I don't even have history of tb. How do I get this?
Information.: Scarring in the lung can occure for many reasons. Any type of occult infection can cause it. An asymptomatic blood clot can cause it. If it doen's cause a functional problem it may be you don't hae to worry about it. However, you should have periodic chest xrays to be sure it is stable and not progressive.See 1 more doctor answer
Can old TB scars remain permanently? And it will be visible on routine chest xrays? Please I need a answer. Doctor please reply me please
Scars on xray: Scarring may get smaller but will not go away completely. Whether this can be seen on routine chest xray depends on the size. As long as it does not get bigger on xray there is no cause for concern.
When I was 8, the dr found I had TB germ&i took medicine 4 a yr 2 get rid of it. Even tho I didn't active TB could the germ cause scarring of my lung?
No: It sounds you had a primary TB and therefore, it is very unlikely to get scarring.
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more