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#1 ams

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 08:28 AM


Dear All,

My medical appointment was on March 21, 2007 only to found out that my Embassy Interview will be temporarily delayed. I had a suspicious x-ray and have my sputum check this March 28,29,30. I had a TB history. I need advice to those people already had this same situation. Can anyone answer my questions?

1. If ever I will have a negative or positive result, what will happen next. Are they gonna give me a month of medication?
2. How long it will take to rescheduling Embassy Appointment?

Thanks in advance!
Ams

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 08:57 AM

QUOTE(ams @ Mar 27 2007, 08:28 PM)  
Dear All,

My medical appointment was on March 21, 2007 only to found out that my Embassy Interview will be temporarily delayed. I had a suspicious x-ray and have my sputum check this March 28,29,30. I had a TB history. I need advice to those people already had this same situation. Can anyone answer my questions?

1. If ever I will have a negative or positive result, what will happen next. Are they gonna give me a month of medication?
2. How long it will take to rescheduling Embassy Appointment?

Thanks in advance!
Ams



I can only answer the number one question since my sis' friend have the same situation with you, but it was "positive" so she was given 6mos medication.. but now, she's in the US.
Goodluck in your xray..just pray its negative.


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Posted 27 March 2007 - 09:14 AM


Lerlyn,

Thanks a lot for your quick reply. Its a big help. Yah! im drinking 16 glasses a day hopefully it will be clear.

Ams

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 09:22 AM

QUOTE(ams @ Mar 27 2007, 09:14 PM)  
Lerlyn,

Thanks a lot for your quick reply. Its a big help. Yah! im drinking 16 glasses a day hopefully it will be clear.

Ams



Your welcome ams..and by the way welcome to WOF!


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July 2008 : Sent documents to USCIS thru Mr. Ray Bacon
July 14, 2008 : NOA1 hard copy received
Sept 4, 2008 : Choice of Agent and Address form
Sept. ? , 2008 : IV fees and others (paid)
Dec. 18, 2008 : Sent all supporting documents including the AOS
Jan. 2 , 2009 : Hubby called the NVC. CR2 case completed. CR1 missing document(visa photos)
Jan. 12, 2009 : CR1 case completed
March 4,6&9, 2009 : Medical (Approved)
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Posted 27 March 2007 - 05:42 PM


I know that you will be able to come here also. Just pray and and everything will be alright.
bless you
Robert and Cindy....soooo in love

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 06:39 PM

QUOTE(ams @ Mar 26 2007, 10:28 PM)  
Dear All,

My medical appointment was on March 21, 2007 only to found out that my Embassy Interview will be temporarily delayed. I had a suspicious x-ray and have my sputum check this March 28,29,30. I had a TB history. I need advice to those people already had this same situation. Can anyone answer my questions?

1. If ever I will have a negative or positive result, what will happen next. Are they gonna give me a month of medication?
2. How long it will take to rescheduling Embassy Appointment?

Thanks in advance!
Ams

Check these threads!
http://www.theworldo...?showtopic=3612

http://www.theworldo...hp?showuser=948

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 02:14 AM

Hi All,

Thanks guys for replies and link. I had my 1st sputum collection today.

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 10:57 AM

QUOTE(ams @ Mar 27 2007, 04:28 PM)  
Dear All,

My medical appointment was on March 21, 2007 only to found out that my Embassy Interview will be temporarily delayed. I had a suspicious x-ray and have my sputum check this March 28,29,30. I had a TB history. I need advice to those people already had this same situation. Can anyone answer my questions?

1. If ever I will have a negative or positive result, what will happen next. Are they gonna give me a month of medication?
2. How long it will take to rescheduling Embassy Appointment?

Thanks in advance!
Ams


Ams,

When were you diagnosed to have PTB (you said you had history of PTB)? What were the medications you took and for how long? Or is this just a Primary Complex (childhood PTB)?

If you had contracted the previous PTB as an adult then you know that sputum AFB will be needed and will be done for 3 consecutive mornings/days. Then you could have brought your previous CXR for comparisons. For a previous PTB this could leave a scar and maybe they would just want to check if it is really just a scar (fibro-infiltrates) or reactivation/new infection.

But since they already requested for sputum AFB. Here is the possible things that may happen. If 2 out of the 3 sputum AFB will be positive-> this means you could have a REACTIVATION of your previous PTB or this could be a new INFECTION. Being positive means you are INFECTIOUS and this could delay your application. Since Panel Physicians at St. Lukes will only make recommendations and not allowed to treat illnesses, you will be referred to a private physician of your own choosing for treatment and for clearance. You will be asked to come back to St. Luke's after you get cleared by your Private MD, then and only then, the Panel Physician will clear you with your Medical Exam. (This is in the Technical Instructions for Panel Physicians).

Active/Infectious PTB usually only needs 2 weeks of continuous treatment to be deemed non-infectious. But they usually give a month of treatment before they can clear you. After a month you can ask your private MD for a clearance. What St. Luke's Panel Physician will do will make a remark that you will have to continue treatment when you get settled to the US (SECTION 4 or 5 on the forms). You need not wait for 6 months of treatment to get clearance.

Some of those with unfinished Medical can still proceed with their interview, but approval will still depend on when they (USEM) can receive your medical results. St. Luk'es does not deny visa applications, they can only make remarks on the medical forms, it is still USEM Consul who will be the adjucator.

This is if your sputum AFB will turn up positive. But if it will be negative, then there's nothing to worry about. This is also the reason why applicants are advised to have their medical done early as much as possible.

You need rests to boost your immune system (bawal mag-puyat), drinking a lot of fluids will not really help PTB, Fluids may help Pneumonia, bronchitis and the likes or for those with thick phlegm/sputums, no smoking (active and passive smoking), eat healthy foods (fruits/vegetables). Hope this info helps you. This is just my medical advice and info for you.

God Bless!


Helen
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Edited by vsmtghdy, 28 March 2007 - 11:01 AM.

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 09:05 AM

Helen,

I had it when I was first year high school took a year of treatment. Friday is the last day of my sputum collection.

A BIG THANK YOU HELEN! You can assure that I will follow all your adviced.

ams

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 10:50 AM

Well i dont experience about that kind of prob. but i know some here in Phils suffereing from that but now adays its curable already you must be put under recovery then after mos. or so you will be ok, JUST PRAY WITH OUT CEASING**********


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Posted 29 March 2007 - 12:23 PM

QUOTE(ams @ Mar 29 2007, 05:05 PM)  
Helen,
I had it when I was first year high school took a year of treatment. Friday is the last day of my sputum collection.
A BIG THANK YOU HELEN! You can assure that I will follow all your adviced.
ams


That's years ago? You were treated for a year? Usually only MDR-TB (Multi-drug resistant TB) are treated for a year and not the "virgin" cases of TB which only takes a minimum of 6-months treatment.

Well, hopefully what you have is just fibrocalcifications/ infiltrates on your CXR (Scars) and won't have to undergo another series of treatment.

Will pray for you! God Bless!

Helen


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Posted 29 March 2007 - 01:17 PM

There was a member in the old asawa who had a suspicious x-ray and was subjected to a 3 day sputum test which showed her to be positive of TB. She was asked to undergo a 6 month treatment after which she can go back to St. Lukes for a re-medical. Her interview was moved too as they have to wait for the medical report. Anyway, Hope all be well with you.

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Posted 29 March 2007 - 09:41 PM

QUOTE(ams @ Mar 27 2007, 08:28 AM)  
Dear All,

My medical appointment was on March 21, 2007 only to found out that my Embassy Interview will be temporarily delayed. I had a suspicious x-ray and have my sputum check this March 28,29,30. I had a TB history. I need advice to those people already had this same situation. Can anyone answer my questions?

1. If ever I will have a negative or positive result, what will happen next. Are they gonna give me a month of medication?
2. How long it will take to rescheduling Embassy Appointment?

Thanks in advance!
Ams


hey, when is your interview date?coz,if everything goes well with ur sputum test u can still go to your interview, provided that it'll be after those dates that u mentioned above (even a day after)...st.lukes personnel will just let u handcarry the result and whut not and you'll be the one to give it personally to the consul instead of them (st.lukes) forwarding it to the US emabassy...
i hope everything will be ok for u...tc..

jeanmarie

Edited by jeanmarie23, 29 March 2007 - 09:42 PM.


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Posted 30 March 2007 - 09:58 AM

Hi guys,

My sputum are negative, medical is done. Now i need to be reschedule dont know how long to get another appointment letter.

ams

Edited by ams, 03 April 2007 - 08:45 AM.


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Posted 02 May 2007 - 02:45 AM

Hi WOF family,

Finally after 8weeks of waiting Im going to have my Interview. smile.gif

Godbless to everybody!

ams

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 08:09 AM

Good luck on your interview!
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 06:02 AM

Thanks! Helen

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 06:17 AM

Hi ams,

Good luck on your upcoming interview.

God bless you.

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 05:23 AM

Allow!

Thanks Don & Joy, my interview is getting close. Wee! thanks a lot guys!

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 05:33 PM

Hello,

I just want to ask if I have to declare during the visa interview or medical check-up that i tested positive for PPD last year? My 3 xrays(3-4 months apart, before and after treatment) were clear but my pulmonologist gave me a 2-month treatment for prevention. She told me that I dont need to have my sputum exam anymore because I dont have any symptoms of TB and that my xray was also clear.

Do I have to declare in my medical records with St. Lukes that I had this history?
Do I have to get a health clearance from my doctor?
Can they detect through urine or blood your previous medications that you took within the last 2 years?
Do I have to take a sputum exam as early as now or just wait for St. Lukes to tell me? I am worried that it will cause delay..

Or is it ok that I will not declare my TB history during my medical? I hope you can advise me. Thanks.

Edited by sm_phil, 11 July 2008 - 05:46 PM.





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