No, my doc is awesome! She seems to think it's all fine and benign, but states things very matter-of-factly. I love her.<quoted text>
Cheluzal is a teacher. I had this notion that people who worked with kids, i.e, teachers and day care worker had to have periodic TB tests. They are a mandatory part of school physicals in IL, so I am skeptical that she ever had TB although exposure is always possible. I think her experience is a good example of a doctor being clueless as to the effect of his words. He apparently casually mentioned a possible cause for an innocuous finding and what the patient heard was TB.
She did mention my teacher-student exposure status. Weird I never had any symptoms, but maybe my body said, "Heck no-we will isolate this crap before it gets any further." LOL
She's minority and she said a lot of minorities won't necessarily get tested/treated properly because of the stigma attached in certain cultures, so I culd've been around a kid who had an undiagnosed one...who knows?
Once the CT confirms it, I'll feel better. Research says I'm probably fine but I like to know 100%.