Patient Comments: Tuberculosis - Diagnosis

How was the diagnosis of your tuberculosis established?

Comment from: Lost in NY, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 07

While undergoing counseling for a DWI charge, I was required to have a physical. The skin test came back positive (10mm x 13mm). I had the chest x-ray the same day and I am waiting for the results from the x-ray.

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Comment from: rojo, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 24

I was given a skin test when I entered my self into a drug treatment facility for prescription drug addiction and the test came back positive 25mm. They also did a blood test and chest x-ray. The x-ray showed signs on one lung and then I was sent to do a sputum test. I was diagnosed with inactive T-B. I am on a 9 month treatment program.

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Published: July 25

I was seeking a visa for one of the Gulf State countries and following procedure I had a skin test which proved positive (25mm). After consultation and x-rays the tuberculosis was tracked down to my right kidney. It could not be certified as latent and I therefore have undergone Quadra therapy with little adverse effects.

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Comment from: sally, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 20

I was coughing for weeks, waking up in the morning on numerous occasions saturated in sweat but feeling fine. Eventually, after about eight weeks, I had a loss of appetite and weight loss. I was getting sharp pains in my back at night. I went to the same doctor about four times complaining of the cough that wouldn't go away. I was given antibiotics each time and sent away. I didn't mention the night sweats or weight loss to the doctor at the time as didn't think they were related. Eventually, I felt out of breath and dizzy. After a few days off work just feeling sick and weak, I took myself to a hospital and asked them to do some tests. They took an X-ray and found my left lung full of fluid. I had a lung tap that same day to remove the fluid. I immediately felt better after the tap. I was diagnosed with TB and then put on a course of drugs for six months. I'm now fully recovered. My TB was a rare case, as I'm young and healthy, but I do live in Hong Kong where TB is common. At the time of contracting it, I was run down and going through some emotional issues, which I guess affected my immune system.

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Published: July 23

My TB was diagnosed when I undergone pre-employment medical procedures. I never felt any symptom that's why I was shocked when the HR people asked me to take an APICO XRAY because of a suspicious opacity remark on my certificate. I found out after, that I was positive with TB.

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Published: June 19

Is there a way to determine how old is the tuberculosis which is diagnosed in ones body. I was diagnosed lymph node TB but was told it was an old one and our doctors discounted the possibility that I get it from my dealing with our patients. I am a Filipino nurse and worked in since 13 yrs in the Infection Dept (Com Disease)In our family history, no one is has this disease.

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Comment from: Dianna Kim,RPH, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 26

The disease TB needs a test annually, so I am a pharmacist and I went to a local community clinic for low income people in downtown LA and the doctors said I have a positive result. These Chinese doctors near the Disney Concert Hall in downtown LA were not correct. I never had a positive result and the bump on the arm was not positive.

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Comment from: funny55, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 16

I had been sick for 6 months and was told it was the flu. I was told it was walking pneumonia. Then I was told that my seasonal allergies were acting up. I told them that my allergies have never been this bad so an x-ray was done and they found something. More tests were done to find the dormant tuberculosis. I was very surprised. I am not really worried.

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