Bloody Cough And Concentrated Urine In Tuberculosis Sufferers?
Hello, I want to ask, my father 47 years have tuberculosis, he has been undergoing 1 month of routine pulmonary drug treatment, first when my father was treated at the hospital his urine turned into orange, at first I thought it was the effect of curcuma drugs consumed pleh my father, but apparently now the color of urine is back to normal, is that a good sign ?? But at first my father coughed not accompanied by blood, then and only one time my father had a coughing up blood, when I checked up after returning from the hospital, the Dr. said not to be surprised if my father had a coughing blood, how about that doctor ?? I am very worried about his opinion, thank you
Good evening, thanks for the question
The density of urine actually describes the intake of fluid that enters the body. The more concentrated the color, it indicates that the fluid intake for the body is still lacking. The color of urine that is good and illustrates adequate fluid intake is bright yellow to clear. But indeed the drugs that are being consumed can also affect the color of urine so it needs to be re-evaluated whether there are certain drugs that are being consumed. But related to the question above is the color of urine does not describe improvements in TB treatment.
Associated with coughing up blood in TB sufferers is a common complaint that can be found in most pulmonary TB sufferers. In patients who have not received treatment or are in the initial stages of treatment, it is natural to find complaints of coughing up blood. Coughing up blood occurs due to TB germs that damage tissue in the lungs, causing blood vessels to rupture.
With optimal routine treatment, the potential for germs will be further suppressed by the use of a combination of several TB-specific antibiotics so that complaints will be significantly reduced. Not only will the coughing up of blood diminish, but usually the patient's appetite will increase, body weight begins to rise, fever is less often felt, and so forth. Therefore it is important to always control routinely during treatment in addition to getting drugs every month, but also to assess the progress of the disease.
What needs to be understood by patients and families if if there is coughing up blood then do not be afraid, do not hold but still cough in a half-sitting position. A small amount of coughing blood will not have a bad impact on the patient and treatment must continue.
Beware if there is a massive coughing up of blood. Immediately bring the patient to the hospital if you experience complaints of coughing up blood with very large amounts to more than 3 glasses, or coughing up blood that continues for 24 hours.
That's all, hope you can help.