A Neck Lump That Never Goes Away Even After Finishing The Glandular TB Treatment?
Hello I am a glandular TB patient and have stopped taking medication since February 2019 but the glands in my neck have not disappeared. The doctor said it was only connective tissue, is that true? and in May and July my glands appeared lump again, then I tested the LED and the results of my LED 55 .. why yes am I still exposed to tuberculosis? I have been undergoing treatment for 18 months
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Lumps in the neck can occur due to various things, including:
Swollen lymph nodes
Salivary gland stones
Abrnomal growth of fat tissue or lipoma
Parotitis or mumps
In your case, we cannot find out what the lump is actually without doing direct and supporting checks. The LED test that you do is a test that is not specific to the body's infection or inflammation. A high number only indicates that there is inflammation but does not indicate specifically where the inflammation is coming from. So it is not impossible that the inflammation actually comes from something outside of the lump in the neck.
Therefore, we suggest that you should check yourself back at the doctor who has been treating you so far, or the surgeon. What is clear, without a direct examination can not be known with certainty the best diagnosis and treatment. Even if you still have TB, there are special tests that need to be done to confirm the diagnosis. Meanwhile, there is no need to worry too much, and live a healthy lifestyle by eating nutritious foods, avoiding cigarettes, regular exercise and adequate rest. So, hopefully answering your question.