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What does my chest X-ray test report indicate?

This is what i received after my chest X ray A recent chest x-ray showed fibrotic opacity in the right upper zone.Please include the following information:- Clinical examination findings;- Results of 3 current smears and cultures (sputum samples taken on 3 different mornings, or other appropriate specimens as clinically indicated) and cultures for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (plus DST if cultures are positive).- Old chest x-rays for comparison (if available). Reports can be submitted if images available are not digital.- Repeat PA image 3 months after the initial CXR- Any previous reports regarding any treatment of tuberculosis;If TB has been excluded, please exclude other pathology that could cause the abnormal x-ray findings.
Mon, 22 May 2017
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Hi, thanks for your query on Healthcare Magic.

I understand your concern.

From what is written above, doctors suspect you have pulmonary tuberculosis.

However, to confirm this, additional tests are required, such as sputum examination, X-ray examination, and pathologic examination.

You should seek the opinion of your treating doctor to confirm this. Also do the following suggestions:
1. Avoid throwing sputum carelessly
2. Always close your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
3. Make sure you wash your hands afterwards.

Hope this answer helps.
Take care.

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What does my chest X-ray test report indicate?

Hi, thanks for your query on Healthcare Magic. I understand your concern. From what is written above, doctors suspect you have pulmonary tuberculosis. However, to confirm this, additional tests are required, such as sputum examination, X-ray examination, and pathologic examination. You should seek the opinion of your treating doctor to confirm this. Also do the following suggestions: 1. Avoid throwing sputum carelessly 2. Always close your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing 3. Make sure you wash your hands afterwards. Hope this answer helps. Take care.