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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I am 30 years old. I had Tuberculosis 12 years ago. I got the treatment for 9 months regulary and the TB was healed as the doctor said. I am completely fine at the moment. Now I have got job. Before joining I need to go through medical exams which includes Chest x-ray too. A scar of healed TB appears on my x-ray. Will this scar be problem and cause my failure in the medical exam?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   hi doctor.
User :   I am 30 years old. I had Tuberculosis 12 years ago. I got the treatment for 9 months regulary and the TB was healed as the doctor said. I am completely fine at the moment. Now I have got job. Before joining I need to go through medical exams which includes Chest x-ray too. A scar of healed TB appears on my x-ray. Will this scar be problem and cause my failure in the medical exam?
Doctor :   pl wait till i read ur query
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   well it depends
Doctor :   upon the type of scar
User :   how?
Doctor :   size
Doctor :   shape
User :   it is small scar on the lower zone of left lung..
Doctor :   other medical examinations
User :   sorry right lung
Doctor :   to see the outcome
User :   sputum test is also normal
Doctor :   yeah
User :   should I stop worrying?
Doctor :   its diff to say at this stage
User :   I see
Doctor :   u can confirm it by doing the CT scan of the chest
User :   what is the common zone of TB scar / infection?
Doctor :   LZ/MZ

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