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Mantoux test to detect abdominal TB - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   hi dr
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   I got mantoux test done
Doctor :   ok
User :   not sure how to interperate
User :   till i c my doc
User :   . my test result shows after.1ml of 5TU PPD induration in mm is 15x15 mm after 48hr . Do I need to worry ??
Doctor :   the test needs to be interpreted after 72 hrs and not 42 hrs
User :   so do i need to go back to the lab i got it done
User :   they asked me to visit after48hr
Doctor :   you will have to go and check it after 72 hrs post injection
Doctor :   may i know why the test was done ?
User :   wht has mantoux test got to do preganancy
User :   ya
Doctor :   just to note the risk of inection for TB?
User :   i was finding difficulty in conceiving since all othr test r ok my doc asked me to go for this
Doctor :   OK,
User :   does it make any sense
Doctor :   i guess, he was looking to detect abdpminal TB, which is a major cause of infertility
User :   ok
Doctor :   TB salpingitis, can lead to infertility
User :   so do i have TB with these results??
Doctor :   In normal individuals 15 mm or more is positive in Persons with no known risk factors for TB
User :   n can it b cause of infrtility?
Doctor :   yes
User :   in my case?
Doctor :   it could be, but i cannot definitely tell as i dont have the complete details of the other tests like ultrasound , etc
User :   ok
Doctor :   may i know ur age, weight, height, occupation and no of years married ?
Doctor :   also if any tests if done ?
User :   so i need to wait for my doc to reply
Doctor :   and if the semen analysis of your husband is normal ?
Doctor :   yes ,
User :   ya age 32 , 68 kg , 5.8 . banker . married for 7 yrs
User :   many test done ask me!!!!
User :   yes his analysis all normal
Doctor :   what about ultrasound abdomen?
User :   all gud
Doctor :   ok
User :   i got hsg histro something done whc showss overies has no blokage
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have u had any miscarriage anytime ?
User :   cardiolipin antibodies
Doctor :   have u ever concieved anytime ?
User :   shows 084 mpl
User :   yes i had miscarriage
User :   2 yrrs back , missed abortion
User :   on completion of 3months
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have any tests like ANA, DSDNA etc done ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Normal results for cardiolipin Ab, mean that you have typical levels of cardiolipin antibodies in your blood. Normal IgG is below 23 ug/mL
Doctor :   In your case its high, as per your history given
User :   wht do u recon
User :   its .84 igm
Doctor :   you should consult your doc, if he has screened you for conditions like SLE, drug induced Lupus, and anti phospholipid antibody syndrome
User :   n 1.64 igg
Doctor :   all of which, can cause issues with conception and pregnancy, and also cause miscarriages
Doctor :   can u tell me the exact levels of anticardiolipin Ab ?
User :   it reads cardiolipin antiboody ,igm =.84 mpl u/ml
User :   cardilipn antibody ,igg =1.64 gpl u/ml
Doctor :   oh ok, you mean IgM - 0.84 & IgG = 1.64 ? Is this right ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   if so, then the tests are absolutely normal
User :   then whts the prob with me
User :   wht to do ??
Doctor :   what i would advice is go and get the confirmed TB reading tomorow
Doctor :   and also email all the reports to YYYY@YYYY and YYYY@YYYY
User :   ok
Doctor :   I will look into the reports and try to get something out of it
User :   that wul b very nice , if something works out
User :   tried 6 cycles of iui too by the way!!
Doctor :   also, if you need you can request for a e-opinion from any experts on our panel
User :   thanks
User :   is moutux smaller redaing gud or bigger one
Doctor :   smaller is better
User :   thanks will send reports on mail tommoro
Doctor :   In normal individuals 15 mm or more is positive
Doctor :   you can send it by email
User :   sure
Doctor :   to the above email ID
User :   bye
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   please leave ur feedback as u log out
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