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Concerned about TB recurrence - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
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Practicing since : 2005
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User :   hi, i had TB, took AKT1-4 for 9 mnths and now planning for culture test, can you help me in giving some info on it?
Doctor :   hello
User :   hello doc
Doctor :   same here
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   male 27years
Doctor :   tell me what would you like to know
Doctor :   do you have any symptoms as for now
User :   sir i had TB in 2006 nd was treated at sanotorioum, nd nw i applied for visa nd got the medicals... there is still a patch.
Doctor :   ok
User :   so will this patch stay forever?
Doctor :   you took the complete course ?
User :   i have taken all AKT1- AKT4 for 9 mnths
Doctor :   thats good
Doctor :   and when are you going for the culture ?
User :   now the physician have suggested for culture. and recently and did sputum test which was negative
User :   i will be goin on wednesday
Doctor :   how big is the patch /
User :   wht r the possiblity of culture coming positive and wat does that mean. the patch is very small
Doctor :   well since your sputum was negative and you took the complete course
Doctor :   there is nothing to worry about
User :   thts good to knw, but does tht patch stay nd is something to wrry bout?
Doctor :   no not at all dont worry but the patch will stay and its insignificant
Doctor :   there is nothing to worry about
User :   ok that is good, just in case if the test comes positive, what are the remedies, and how much time does culture take?
Doctor :   culture will take about 48 hours depending on what technique is used
Doctor :   and i am positive it will be negative
User :   they said they use 6 week testing
Doctor :   as your sputum was negative and you followed your medications
Doctor :   so in my views you will be fine
Doctor :   TB is 100% curable
User :   yes i did, and even i am positive tht the results will be in favor but as per human tendancy, u get nervous
Doctor :   i can understand your situation
Doctor :   well stay positive and i wish you the very best
User :   thank you very much sir
User :   it was nice talking to you, and thank you for your consulatation sir
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   your feedback is appreciated
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   and have a good one
User :   have a nice evening ahead
Doctor :   bye bye
User :   bbye
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