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We have an important question, which we have no answer for. My fiancée is having her medical exam very soon and she has a medical condition called Bronchiectasis. It was caused by a pneumonia she had about 5 years ago and wasn't cured quick enough. It caused her a scar on her lung and a small hole close to the center of the lung (one side). She is very careful about her health and she did checkups in the past on a regular base to make sure, everything is fine. Because of the bronchiectasis, she has to cough in the morning, but it's not the same every day. Her doctor, he's a specialist for respiratory problems, did x-rays in the past and she underwent medical treatment to loosen the phlegm. Other than coughing, she has no breathing problems.

The problem, we are worried about, is that the doctors at Saint Luke's could read her X-Ray the wrong way and think, she could have TB, which she doesn't have for sure. We are not really worried, that she wouldn't pass the sputum test, but it would be just such a hassle to wait another 8+ weeks before she can go to the interview. Can we ask the doctors at Saint Luke's to forward her medical report to the embassy for the final decision by the embassy doctor, or should we accept the verdict, if they force her to do the sputum test?

 

Thank you for any advice.

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9 minutes ago, Rob & Lot said:

We have an important question, which we have no answer for. My fiancée is having her medical exam very soon and she has a medical condition called Bronchiectasis. It was caused by a pneumonia she had about 5 years ago and wasn't cured quick enough. It caused her a scar on her lung and a small hole close to the center of the lung (one side). She is very careful about her health and she did checkups in the past on a regular base to make sure, everything is fine. Because of the bronchiectasis, she has to cough in the morning, but it's not the same every day. Her doctor, he's a specialist for respiratory problems, did x-rays in the past and she underwent medical treatment to loosen the phlegm. Other than coughing, she has no breathing problems.

The problem, we are worried about, is that the doctors at Saint Luke's could read her X-Ray the wrong way and think, she could have TB, which she doesn't have for sure. We are not really worried, that she wouldn't pass the sputum test, but it would be just such a hassle to wait another 8+ weeks before she can go to the interview. Can we ask the doctors at Saint Luke's to forward her medical report to the embassy for the final decision by the embassy doctor, or should we accept the verdict, if they force her to do the sputum test?

 

Thank you for any advice.

You have no choice but explain it as best you can and hope for the best but SLEC will do what they will do 

 

I would have her bring in the records if possible on the day she goes in, if possible 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Rob & Lot said:

We have an important question, which we have no answer for. My fiancée is having her medical exam very soon and she has a medical condition called Bronchiectasis. It was caused by a pneumonia she had about 5 years ago and wasn't cured quick enough. It caused her a scar on her lung and a small hole close to the center of the lung (one side). She is very careful about her health and she did checkups in the past on a regular base to make sure, everything is fine. Because of the bronchiectasis, she has to cough in the morning, but it's not the same every day. Her doctor, he's a specialist for respiratory problems, did x-rays in the past and she underwent medical treatment to loosen the phlegm. Other than coughing, she has no breathing problems.

The problem, we are worried about, is that the doctors at Saint Luke's could read her X-Ray the wrong way and think, she could have TB, which she doesn't have for sure. We are not really worried, that she wouldn't pass the sputum test, but it would be just such a hassle to wait another 8+ weeks before she can go to the interview. Can we ask the doctors at Saint Luke's to forward her medical report to the embassy for the final decision by the embassy doctor, or should we accept the verdict, if they force her to do the sputum test?

 

Thank you for any advice.

St Luke will not take any outside diagnosis neither will the embassy. If your fiancee has this condition and it shows up on the X-ray as a scar or blurr on the X-ray SLEC does she will 100% have to give a sputum sample X3 days then wait 8 weeks for the result. We just got through going through this with a negative result and you are right we had to waste 8 weeks. There is not a thing you can do about it either other than wait the prescribed time frame.



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2 minutes ago, payxibka said:

You have no choice but explain it as best you can and hope for the best but SLEC will do what they will do 

 

I would have her bring in the records if possible on the day she goes in, if possible 

 

 

Yes this is right, my fiancee brought in her records, but basically SLEC threw them in the corner.



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SLEC solely makes the decision to perform sputum or not. They will not release the medical if they deem it to be required. Best bet it to provide the records to SLEC and hope they consider it, but they follow CDC guidelines so I wouldn’t be optimistic about it altering the decision in any way.


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Just now, Rob & Lot said:

We have an important question, which we have no answer for. My fiancée is having her medical exam very soon and she has a medical condition called Bronchiectasis. It was caused by a pneumonia she had about 5 years ago and wasn't cured quick enough. It caused her a scar on her lung and a small hole close to the center of the lung (one side). She is very careful about her health and she did checkups in the past on a regular base to make sure, everything is fine. Because of the bronchiectasis, she has to cough in the morning, but it's not the same every day. Her doctor, he's a specialist for respiratory problems, did x-rays in the past and she underwent medical treatment to loosen the phlegm. Other than coughing, she has no breathing problems.

The problem, we are worried about, is that the doctors at Saint Luke's could read her X-Ray the wrong way and think, she could have TB, which she doesn't have for sure. We are not really worried, that she wouldn't pass the sputum test, but it would be just such a hassle to wait another 8+ weeks before she can go to the interview. Can we ask the doctors at Saint Luke's to forward her medical report to the embassy for the final decision by the embassy doctor, or should we accept the verdict, if they force her to do the sputum test?

 

Thank you for any advice.

Well all i can say is to tell her to take all her old medical records with her wen she go for medicals.

i had suffered from TB in 2016 and i took all my medical records wit me in my medical exam in 2019 .

Before even doctor took my xray..i informed her beforehand that i have a history of TB...my xray came out fine then she said if it wudnt have came fine she wud hav done ultrasound and other test.

You can always explain to doctors and thy are very experienced doctors so they knew the diffrence if that is an old scar or something else....u dnt need to worry

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1 hour ago, Rob & Lot said:

We have an important question, which we have no answer for. My fiancée is having her medical exam very soon and she has a medical condition called Bronchiectasis. It was caused by a pneumonia she had about 5 years ago and wasn't cured quick enough. It caused her a scar on her lung and a small hole close to the center of the lung (one side). She is very careful about her health and she did checkups in the past on a regular base to make sure, everything is fine. Because of the bronchiectasis, she has to cough in the morning, but it's not the same every day. Her doctor, he's a specialist for respiratory problems, did x-rays in the past and she underwent medical treatment to loosen the phlegm. Other than coughing, she has no breathing problems.

The problem, we are worried about, is that the doctors at Saint Luke's could read her X-Ray the wrong way and think, she could have TB, which she doesn't have for sure. We are not really worried, that she wouldn't pass the sputum test, but it would be just such a hassle to wait another 8+ weeks before she can go to the interview. Can we ask the doctors at Saint Luke's to forward her medical report to the embassy for the final decision by the embassy doctor, or should we accept the verdict, if they force her to do the sputum test?

 

Thank you for any advice.

St. Luke's is the final decision regarding whether SPUTUM is required or not.  Medical is completed at SLEC, there is not an embassy doctor that reviews the medical for the visa process.   SLEC must follow CDC guidelines, odds are if there are any scars they will require SPUTUM, so be prepared for a 60 day delay.

 

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25 minutes ago, Knome said:

Well all i can say is to tell her to take all her old medical records with her wen she go for medicals.

i had suffered from TB in 2016 and i took all my medical records wit me in my medical exam in 2019 .

Before even doctor took my xray..i informed her beforehand that i have a history of TB...my xray came out fine then she said if it wudnt have came fine she wud hav done ultrasound and other test.

You can always explain to doctors and thy are very experienced doctors so they knew the diffrence if that is an old scar or something else....u dnt need to worry

Thank you for sharing your story. I will let her know, that all will go as it has to go. We just hope, it will be sooner than later.

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1 hour ago, Sarge2155 said:

St Luke will not take any outside diagnosis neither will the embassy. If your fiancee has this condition and it shows up on the X-ray as a scar or blurr on the X-ray SLEC does she will 100% have to give a sputum sample X3 days then wait 8 weeks for the result. We just got through going through this with a negative result and you are right we had to waste 8 weeks. There is not a thing you can do about it either other than wait the prescribed time frame.

Thank you for telling us your story. What will happen once St. Luke has the negative result? The medical is done already and she would only go back for immunization, right? That should be easy then. I hope, she doesn't have to do the whole exam again.

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26 minutes ago, Rob & Lot said:

Thank you for telling us your story. What will happen once St. Luke has the negative result? The medical is done already and she would only go back for immunization, right? That should be easy then. I hope, she doesn't have to do the whole exam again.

Once she gives the 3 consecutive days of sputum if all three samples are negative Slec will give her a return date 8 weeks out to return for her vaccines. The critical weeks are weeks 1 through 4. If slec calls her that's bad news they will want her to start treatment there at SLEC which last 6 months. So she will have to move there and be close to slec. If SLEC does not call her  during the 8 weeks then she just shows up on vaccine  day. She is only safe once  the CD is in her hands.

I hope you don't have to go through it, it's very stressful very stressful.



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On ‎7‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 3:13 PM, Sarge2155 said:

Once she gives the 3 consecutive days of sputum if all three samples are negative Slec will give her a return date 8 weeks out to return for her vaccines. The critical weeks are weeks 1 through 4. If slec calls her that's bad news they will want her to start treatment there at SLEC which last 6 months. So she will have to move there and be close to slec. If SLEC does not call her  during the 8 weeks then she just shows up on vaccine  day. She is only safe once  the CD is in her hands.

I hope you don't have to go through it, it's very stressful very stressful.

The 3 sputum tests were negative, her scheduled date to go back to SLEC is September 16th. Her doctor who she goes to regularly, said to her, that she should not worry about being positive, because he is very sure, she is not. But he said, that she might have to do the sputum test because of the scar on one side of her lung. He was right. Let's hope for the best outcome and she will be here in no time.

What you are saying is, that she should not reschedule the embassy interview BEFORE September 16th, even though, the 8 weeks are done by September 11th already. I am just curious, how long it would take to get an interview date scheduled. Does the embassy give dates quicker for people, who had to do the sputum test or does she has to go back in line like everyone else? I have read, that it should be quicker, but I am not sure about that yet. Thanks again!

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13 minutes ago, Rob & Lot said:

The 3 sputum tests were negative, her scheduled date to go back to SLEC is September 16th. Her doctor who she goes to regularly, said to her, that she should not worry about being positive, because he is very sure, she is not. But he said, that she might have to do the sputum test because of the scar on one side of her lung. He was right. Let's hope for the best outcome and she will be here in no time.

What you are saying is, that she should not reschedule the embassy interview BEFORE September 16th, even though, the 8 weeks are done by September 11th already. I am just curious, how long it would take to get an interview date scheduled. Does the embassy give dates quicker for people, who had to do the sputum test or does she has to go back in line like everyone else? I have read, that it should be quicker, but I am not sure about that yet. Thanks again!

Under no circumstances should you schedule  an interview before she gets her vaccines. There are still many pitfalls that can trip you up. Remember you only have 3 times to reschedule  your interview and you have already used 1. Yes you will get no special  treatment  just because you had a delay. But just like you had to cancel your interview  others will have to too. Slots open up all the time. Right after she receives her vaccines you can make the interview  appointment then.



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43 minutes ago, Rob & Lot said:

The 3 sputum tests were negative, her scheduled date to go back to SLEC is September 16th. Her doctor who she goes to regularly, said to her, that she should not worry about being positive, because he is very sure, she is not. But he said, that she might have to do the sputum test because of the scar on one side of her lung. He was right. Let's hope for the best outcome and she will be here in no time.

What you are saying is, that she should not reschedule the embassy interview BEFORE September 16th, even though, the 8 weeks are done by September 11th already. I am just curious, how long it would take to get an interview date scheduled. Does the embassy give dates quicker for people, who had to do the sputum test or does she has to go back in line like everyone else? I have read, that it should be quicker, but I am not sure about that yet. Thanks again!

If your fiancee is not scheduled to return to SLEC until 16 September, don't schedule the interview until after she is cleared by SLEC.  

 

Your fiancee's can go online to schedule her new interview date once all is good with the medical.   You will see the same available dates online as the call center sees when you call to schedule

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