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What Does A Chest X Ray Show For Tb
37 asain female. Born outside of usa. Always TB test positive. 2009 chest X-ray is clear. 09/2012 X-ray show 4mm nodule. How concern should I be?
A chest x-ray is the basic radiographic study for evaluation of the heart and lungs. It usually consists of 2 views: postero-anterior and lateral. The image is now usually acquired digitally with the sensor placed against the front of the chest for the pa view and on the left side of the chest for the lateral view. Pneumonia, heart enlargement, CHF and many other ...Read more
Yes: Common TB comes in two varities In children primary TB shows up as enlarged mediastinal nodes, pneumonia,and pleural fluid on chest xray. With healing of TB get Ghon complex of calcified nodule in lung and calcified node in mediatinum.Secondary TB usually occurs later in life with reinfection with pulmonary and pleural changes in upper part of the chest. Exposure to TB can be without xray change ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See details: Why would you want to avoid a simple x ray? Radiation exposure is minimal and it is essential to properly evaluate someone suspected of having tb. ...Read more
Imaging center: Your doctor should have given you a referral slip for the chest xray. They may have a particular imaging place they want you to go to, but you can go to almost any imaging center or hospital. Most positive TB test chest x-rays will be normal so try not to worry too much until you have your results. ...Read more
I was exposed to TB about 25 years ago and never got treated for it. I recently talked to my PCP and she ordered a chest x-ray and it came back norma?
Tuberculosis: If the CXR is normal it is unlikely that they have active pulmonary TB but if they previously had a primary TB infection (PPD+) they may reactivate the disease outside of the lungs. This is a complex issue and you need to provide more info before being answered satisfactorily. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends : would need to hear the detailed report to be sure but this usually refers to evidence that someone had TB in the past and it has left a scar. If you were treated for TB then likely nothing more will need to be done. If you have never been treated, you may need to be treated for either active or latent TB. This decision would be based on your history and symptoms. ...Read more
Chest x-ray showed fibronodular opacities in right upper & left mid zone. had TB 4 yrs back, are these scars from earlier tb ? can this be removed ?
This is a Complex Qu: This is a complex issue. Yes, TB can and often does cause fibrosis/nodular changes which typically regress partially or complete once a full course of treatment has been taken.. There is of course risk of recurrence of TB. So we have to find out if your lung changes are left over of the older TB or are these new changes(progression). For this you need to go back to the doctor who treated your TB. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest X-ray result- Fibronodular shadows seen in the left apex
PPD - 20mm
Sputum smear 1st&2nd - AFB = 0. Do I have an active or inactive TB?
What is calcific foci in chest x ray
does it signify any thing related for purpose i did the test - tb test.Does it have anything related to smoking?
Calcification: The calcified lesion in itself is not of concern. For example in the area I live inhaling spores from plants is common and the body calcifies these over time and the calcifications are seen on xray. A TB granuloma can get calcified which is typically good and means the TB is being "walled off". Tumors can get calcified too. You will have to talk to your provider about the results. ...Read more
Positive skin test: You can donate blood as long as you dont have active tb. ...Read more
2 positive TB skin tests. RN ordered a blood test & the results were negative. PCP wants chest X-ray done, but is it absolutely necessary?
Yes: With a positive PPD- it important to insure that you don't have an active TB infection. ...Read more
Can my TB skin test reading indicate any possibility of getting hiv? (19mm, chest X-ray 1 month prior to test showed no tb) I have in total 3 times intercourse with russian prostitutes (2 times with the same one and 1 time with a different one) and i used
HIV: If you have potential exposure to HIV you should go and get tested asap, as well as for other stds. A positive PPD means that you have inactive tuberculosis (unless you are having symptoms) and in and by itself has nothing to do with hiv. If you have hiv/aids and a positive PPD you are more likely to reactivate tuberculosis. Go and get seen. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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