When I first started working with Myco (over thirty years ago) it was not uncommon for us to take a long time to Culture, Identify, and get Sensitivity (drug) results.I am a Myco survivor. It took 90 days for the biopsy culture results to come back. I definitely had Myco.
You are correct, that's why I recommended an Infectious Disease physician over a regular doctor. However, if all you have is a regular doctor, be sure to mention the possibility of a myco infection th him (her) so they are not "spinning their wheels" on the initial visit.Without much information; the best thing I can tell you is if you suspect you (or someone you know) might have a mycobacteria infection; be sure to see an INFECTIOUS DISEASE physician.
Hopefully, without getting too technical; I'll take a stap at this (pun intended). First, let me say that several forms of Mycobacteria are normally found in the environment. This means that exposure to the normal range of heat and cold has no effect on the organism. The organism has a very high lipid content in it's cell wall. This is what makes it so resilient to the environment and also to drugs.Does anyone know how long myco lives once the fish has been removed from the water? It seems like I inevitably get stuck or cut when I am cleaning the fish.