Hello, I told you that now I have finished TB treatment for 8 months, now what should I do now, do I have to check back at the hospital or what? But the nurse at the puskesmas said (because my treatment was at the center), it was also okay, because it usually healed completely? What do the doctors think, because it is difficult for me to find free time to go to the hospital
Tuberculosis is a disease that can infect various organs of the body such as the lungs, lymph nodes, bones, gastrointestinal tract, and the brain. Do you have TB infection in the gastrointestinal tract? Gastrointestinal tuberculosis usually requires regular treatment by an internal medicine specialist, but usually you can take TB drugs at the nearest health center.
TB in the gastrointestinal tract usually requires a longer treatment than pulmonary TB. If you have undergone routine treatment at the health center, to determine whether you have recovered or not, a further examination is usually required at the hospital by an internal medicine specialist, so that the doctor can check your condition further. Usually a follow-up examination such as ultrasound examination, CT scan with contrast or biopsy is usually required.
It is different with pulmonary tuberculosis, then therapy can be carried out in health facilities such as health centers.
Therefore, it is recommended that you go directly to a specialist in internal medicine, so that the doctor can check your condition further.
The following is an article that you can read about Tuberculosis
may be useful. Thank you