I am a female 27 yrs old..I havent smoked my entire life but during my medical examination for my new job my physician who conducted the physical examination told me that I have PTB, my chest PA evaluation says that I have a suspicious density in the upper right lung and needs and apicolorodtic view...actually i have expected it already since during my previous jobs i was required to have a chest api view also and the common question they would ask if i have any sickness related to lungs ...i have an acute bronchitis..and easily they would clear...but this time its no longer okey since the interpretation of my apicolordotic by the radiologist was : shows fine nodular density seen on the right apex. Left apex is clear and no other significant findings see. PLUS a remarks: Inflammatory process, right apex. PTB is entertained. Can anyone please tell me what does this means?....I have already lost the job I was applying for because of this and now it is causing me a lot of emotional trouble.Thank you for your help..
TB goes into remission and needs to be checked yearly with a chest xray not a typical TB skin test since you have tested positive. The treatment takes from 6months to a year depending on how your body reacts to the medication. You really need to speak with a pulmonary doctor about the medication they would treat you with. The meds are very strong and have a whole bunch of side effects. Try and hang in there..good luck RB
i was apply for a job overseas , i had my medical examination and they said i have a PTB on right apex.. i was just wondering because a month ago before my medical i did a similar test and they cleared me.. no findings at all..why is it suddenly i have this PTB
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