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TB exposure Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
21st Nov '12

How soon after possible tuberculosis exposure can you get tested for it?



On the bus this mom and her daughter were sitting behind us and about 20 minutes into the ride mom gets on the phone and starts telling whoever it was that the doctor thinks the kid has TB and they're on the way to get her tested. This kid was hacking up a lung the whole ride and was not even 3 feet away from us :?



I'm 19 weeks pregnant and my daughter is 5 if it makes any difference.

Dorian Gray fornication, ri, Wallis and Futuna 105373 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting dat uterus tho:" How soon after possible tuberculosis exposure can you get tested for it? On the bus this mom and her ... [snip!] ... the whole ride and was not even 3 feet away from us :? I'm 19 weeks pregnant and my daughter is 5 if it makes any difference."

Call your local health department, they can advise and set up testing

ExpectoPatromum Due December 5 (girl); TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cardiff, X, United Kingdom 3434 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting dat uterus tho:" How soon after possible tuberculosis exposure can you get tested for it? On the bus this mom and her ... [snip!] ... the whole ride and was not even 3 feet away from us :? I'm 19 weeks pregnant and my daughter is 5 if it makes any difference."



a lot of people who are exposed to it don't end up developing active TB

☆stumbleine ☆ 4 kids; Dildo, 12138 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting ashleyxdisaster:" a lot of people who are exposed to it don't end up developing active TB"


This^ I would not worry to much.My Dad has TB and found out while I was in my 1st trimester with twins. He spent a month in isolation but no one he ever came in contact with contracted it.

ExpectoPatromum Due December 5 (girl); TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cardiff, X, United Kingdom 3434 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting ☆stumbleine ☆:" This^ I would not worry to much.My Dad has TB and found out while I was in my 1st trimester with twins. He spent a month in isolation but no one he ever came in contact with contracted it."



It's a strange thing. You can have the germ and have it never develop into active TB.. People with compromised immune systems are more prone to it. And also, symtoms of active TB can take as long as YEARS to show up!

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
21st Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting .Colleen.:</b>" Call your local health department, they can advise and set up testing"</blockquote>




I'm waiting for my ob and my daughter's doctor to call back, but you just reminded me we used to have a TB information line. I'm going to google it. Thank you!

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
21st Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ashleyxdisaster:</b>" a lot of people who are exposed to it don't end up developing active TB"</blockquote>




I'm not going to risk my daughter's health, my unborn's health, my health, or my job on what "a lot of people" do or don't do. I work with the disabled and several of them have autoimmune deficiencies, I will have to call out on my next work day if I haven't gotten tested by then.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
21st Nov '12

They said I can't test for two weeks. Well shit.

Dorian Gray fornication, ri, Wallis and Futuna 105373 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting dat uterus tho:" They said I can't test for two weeks. Well shit."

try not to freak out in the mean time, but I would def want the testing done no matter how low the risk

ExpectoPatromum Due December 5 (girl); TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Cardiff, X, United Kingdom 3434 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting dat uterus tho:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ashleyxdisaster:</b>" a lot of people who are exposed to ... [snip!] ... several of them have autoimmune deficiencies, I will have to call out on my next work day if I haven't gotten tested by then."


There is no issue with testing at all. If you are the least but nervous of it I would definitely test. I was just stating a fact to hopefully put your mind at ease a bit but by no means am I trying to deter you from testing.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
21st Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting .Colleen.:</b>" try not to freak out in the mean time, but I would def want the testing done no matter how low the risk"</blockquote>




I just don't know what my job is going to do. We can't work if we have a sore throat, they send us to another house. I don't know if they're going to be willing to send me somewhere else for 2 weeks :/

Dorian Gray fornication, ri, Wallis and Futuna 105373 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting dat uterus tho:" <blockquote><b>Quoting .Colleen.:</b>" try not to freak out in the mean time, but I ... [snip!] ... throat, they send us to another house. I don't know if they're going to be willing to send me somewhere else for 2 weeks :/"


Wow, yea.

Have you called them yet?

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
21st Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting .Colleen.:</b>" Wow, yea. Have you called them yet?"</blockquote>




No we're on holiday until Monday. I'll have to call them then.