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Old 11th December 2012, 05:40 AM
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Just out of curiosity, do any of you know people who got a chest x-ray at home before moving? I'd hate to get over there if I'm offered a job and then get kicked out because of some scarring I don't even know about (I've never had TB).

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Just out of curiosity, do any of you know people who got a chest x-ray at home before moving? I'd hate to get over there if I'm offered a job and then get kicked out because of some scarring I don't even know about (I've never had TB).

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You would know if you had scarring. Are you a firefighter, been in a fire recently, smoke more than 4 packs a day? Have you had a cest X-ray in the last year? I found it most interesting that they shoot a chest film, but don't do an actual test. I would wonder if a radiologist even looks at the shot.

I know I have some scarring, not from tb, and they didn't say a word. They didn't even mention tb in screening. They just asked, name?, and were done.

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Old 11th December 2012, 07:07 PM
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You would know if you had scarring. Are you a firefighter, been in a fire recently, smoke more than 4 packs a day? Have you had a cest X-ray in the last year? I found it most interesting that they shoot a chest film, but don't do an actual test. I would wonder if a radiologist even looks at the shot.

I know I have some scarring, not from tb, and they didn't say a word. They didn't even mention tb in screening. They just asked, name?, and were done.
I was a firefighter years ago, but not for very long and never had to be treated for smoke inhalation. I do smoke a pack a day and have had "walking" pneumonia once (never hospitalized, wasn't nearly that serious). I had a chest x-ray a couple of years ago for an injury, and they never said anything about scarring. Hopefully I'll be okay, and thank you for your response!

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You would know if you had scarring. Are you a firefighter, been in a fire recently, smoke more than 4 packs a day? Have you had a cest X-ray in the last year? I found it most interesting that they shoot a chest film, but don't do an actual test. I would wonder if a radiologist even looks at the shot.
Scarring was picked up in x-ray of one of guys at my work. He had to go back for further tests (basically to rule out TB) so I presume chest film is first, test is second after scarring is picked up. I guess its luck of the draw sometimes as to whether you are allowed to stay or not.

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It really is luck of the draw. I never knew I had any scarring until I came over here and got the x-ray done. I never had a chest x-ray done before because I never thought I had a reason to. They did all the tests for TB, they all came back negative but I'm still getting sent home. It's a ridiculous rule.

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What about scarring due to asbestos?

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Hi guys,I was deported because of TB scar/Latent Tuberculosis.Generally there is no medical pre-screening for ppl from Europe and America(USA,Canada and ect.)Sometimes the employer can insist form you to make HIV,Hep A+B and/or TB test before arriving.Only in some Asian and Africans countries pre-medical testing is existing and it only be done in the so called GAMCA clinics.After arriving we all need to undergo the visa medical screening.In our case (TB scar) there is no real reason why we should be deported.As we all know the scar is only sign for an old healed infection.I will suggest you guys to search for your rights as I am (and many other in our group) already are doing.This insanity must stop!Here I cant post any link but be clever and search in the web for STOPGAMCA and you must also send complaint to WHO TB department in Geneva.
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basically any kind of scarring is suspicious and further investigation will be needed.If deportation?For TB any kind (cured or active ) 100 % YES,but please be aware that x-ray is done ONLY by arrival(new expat) and for visa renewal only HIV test.

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My husband had a similar problem when trying to obtain his visa as they saw scarring on his lungs which they suspected was from old TB. We went to the canadian hospital who did further tests and it was confirmed he didnt have TB and had never had it so his Visa was granted, thank god because we had given up everything in the UK to come here. However from what we learned though the time we thought he could be deported , if you have TB or have ever had it in your life you will not get the visa here in Dubai. I may be wrong but from the research we did if TB is confirmed either past or present there is no way he can stay here. I hope one day the law will be changed because most doctors here dont agree with the law as someone who has had TB in the past and has been treated offers no more threat to anyone than a person who never had it. Thats what we were told. I really sympathise with him its a terrible situation, so sorry for him! I hope I am wrong and something can be done for him
Hi! My mom was recently denied an investor visa because of an old tb scar they've spotted. She never had TB before. Can you share with me the details of the tests they did in Canadian Hospital and whom did you approach with the reports to get the visa granted? This would be extremely helpful as I do not want her to live by herself anymore. Thank you so much in advance.

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