Back Pain While Undergoing Tuberculosis Treatment?

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I experienced this back pain at night, indeed my sleeping position at that time was tilted to the left and when I woke up I just felt it but the next night it still hurt. I have been undergoing TB treatment for 9 months and the doctor said I was cured but I am afraid of a recurrence because when I was first diagnosed with TB the doctor said do I often experience pain in the back, my question is whether TB disease can recur? Or is this pain in the back due to fatigue because during the day I always carry my child and sleep on his side for too long?

1 Answer:

Hello,

Yes, TB disease can come back or come back and infect the same person. Recurrence in TB sufferers who have been declared cured can be caused by re-infection (new infection) or old disease that has not been completely healed and has undergone reactivation.

To find out you need to check with the nearest doctor or pulmonologist and perform medical examinations such as blood and sputum tests, lung X-rays and CT SCAN if necessary. That way, the general practitioner and pulmonologist can identify whether there is a recurrence of TB disease in you.

Back pain is not the main sign of pulmonary tuberculosis. Pulmonary tuberculosis is mainly characterized by a cough with phlegm that does not heal for more than 2 weeks, low-grade fever, especially at night, weight loss, shortness of breath and may be accompanied by a bloody cough.

Generally, back pain can be caused by =

Back muscle injury. Spinal disorders such as pinched nerves, spinal stenosis and spinal displacement. Scoliosis. Bone tuberculosis Back muscle stiffness. Kidney disorders. To understand well the cause of the back pain you are experiencing, you should take a careful examination at the nearest general practitioner. The general practitioner will perform a physical and medical examination such as x-rays, blood tests and urine tests and other tests deemed necessary to determine the cause of your complaint. That way the doctor can determine the treatment or the need for a referral for you to a specialist in accordance with your disease condition.

Do light massage, relaxation and back muscle stretching exercises, take pain relievers and do sports according to your condition. Giving ibuprofen gel to the pain area or applying patches and warm compresses can also help.

May be useful.

dr. Yusi

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