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Before 27 years I had problem I had TB I took treatment after

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Before 27 years I had problem I had TB I took treatment after I was in a good health my question if the doctors did X ray will showing that I had before they will now
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
What is your question exactly?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
sometimes TB infections of the lung can leave scar tissue in the lungs
a chest xray can sometimes see scar tissue.
a better scan would be a chest CT Scan which could see old scar tissue from TB in the lungs
many things can cause scar tissue in the lungs.
so a chest xray showing scar tissue doesn't necessarily mean you had TB in the past.
there are skin PPD skin protein tests which can look for skin reactions to antigens to suggest if you have had TB in the past as well
let me know if you have questions.