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Completed treatment for stomach TB. How to be sure that TB is cured?

I have recently completed my stomach TB treatment .no tests beimg conducted to confirm complete TB treatment.how cn i make sure that i am over TB
Sat, 3 Aug 2013
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
You can do a routine Mantoux skin test or a tuberculin skin test where a small amount of a substance called PPD tuberculin is injected just below the skin of your inside forearm and the resulting reaction is observed after a period of 2 to 3 days by a qualified doctor. Blood and sputum tests for detection of TB bacilli can also be done. I would also recommend a endoscopic biopsy of the stomach by your gastroenterologist to rule out presence of granulomas and acid fast TB bacilli on histopathological examination.

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General & Family Physician Dr. Sumanth Mallikarjuna Majgi's  Response
hi,
there is no standard evidence to show that stomach tb is cured. only general symptoms improvement can lead to provisional confirmation.

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Dentist Dr. Yogesh Tripathi's  Response
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if you have completed your treatment without missing a single dose than be relaxed
but if you are not sure that you have had all your medication , than you can visit your physician and he can refer you to have mantoux test or igm/igg test
That would make sure
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