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ppd test in pregnancy

By August 24, 2010 - 7:09pm
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August 24, 2010 - 7:25pm
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

i had a ppd test and that area is red. i am now pregnant. when i had the ppd test 8 months ago, there was no reaction. So i need to know what this means.

August 25, 2010 - 6:16am
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

Thanks for finding EmpowHer!

I think you are saying that you just had a positive reaction to a tuberculosis test and had a negative one 8 months ago? And you are concerned because you are now pregnant?

Please give us as much information as you can so we don't have to go back and forth trying to assess how we can help you; the more we know, the better!

Do you know if you have been in contact with anyone who has TB? Many people are carriers but show no symptoms and not all reactions to the test means that someone has TB.

What country do you live in and have you had a BCG shot? This is an inoculation shot that many have had if they live outside the United States and less commonly, in the United States.

Do you work in a hospital, prison or somewhere with a large population?

If you can fill us in, that would be great! Also, please let us know what you had two TB tests in the past 8 months.

I look forward to helping you more!

August 25, 2010 - 12:35pm
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