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X-ray shows old scar. Am I medically fit?

DOCTOR I HAVE APPEARED BEFORE A MEDICAL CHECK-UP IN GAMCA COCHIN AND I GET A FITNESS REPORT FROM THEM AS THE MEDICAL VALIDITY IS OVER I APPEARED BEFORE GAMACA MUMBAI FOR A MEDICAL CHECK UP AND I WAS DECLARED UNFIT DUE TO AN OLD SCAR IN X-RAY PLEASE TELL ME i AM Medically fit or not
Asked On : Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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  User's Response
Hello
Old scars in chest x-rays are normal.
One can't be pronounced unfit on the basis of just a plain x-ray.
CT scan chest should have been done to see whether any active lesion is there or not.
Normally such scars take place due to old pulmonary koch's( healed )
Thanks
Answered: Thu, 3 Jan 2013
General & Family Physician Dr. Mamun Kabir's  Response
thank you.sometimes features of old TB or calcified nodule may be present in x-ray.these may be active in immunocompromised condition later.some center and country does not accept it as a normal findings.but its not mean that you are physically unfit now.
Answered: Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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