Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
176 Doctors are Online

Can my lungscar be removed? What can help PTB?

hi Gud day! I ve been applyng for a job now for almost a year and the reason I cant find one is that I keep on failing the medical exam solely because of the scar in my lungs due to PTB..I completed my medication for 6 months last june 2010, my scar in the lungs is 2 years old now..Im wondering if there is a possibility that my lungscar be removed? I asked some pulmonologist and they say that PTB scar is permanent and no way to get rid of it,but what confuses me is that I have a sister who also had PTB,she get treated for 6 months,after that her lungs was check and found a scar,that was year 2008.a year later, she had her annual check up(2009)and the scar was still there,but on September of the same year ,2009,her Chest Xray went clear, her lung scar from PTB was gone,from that time forth up to now, her chest xray stays clear..Im hoping that my scar will be gone too..i need a reply on this thanks
Asked On : Fri, 28 Sep 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  646
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Pulmonologist 's  Response
Some times TB heals by formation of excessive scar tissue which may remain for a long time or even permanently and in your case that seems to be the matter. Nothing much can be done to remove this scar tissue except that i can advise you to do deep breathing exercise and pray that it goes away with passage of time. You can`t compare your response to anybody else as every case may have it`s individuality and respond differently to the disease and it`s treatment
Answered: Mon, 1 Oct 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor