Causes Of The Appearance Of A Lump In The Neck That Is Painful And Spreading?

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Hello . . I am Selvy 19 years old. I have a disease that can be called tuberculosis peripheral lymphodenopathy. Is it true that this disease is caused by being infected by contaminated air with people who have TB disease? . In my neck there is a lump, pain and radiating, I’ve been in surgery. But only a large part is taken . The other parts are still there. Is this really glandular tuberculosis?

1 Answer:

Hi Selvy,

Thanks for the question. Lumps in the neck can indeed be caused by glandular tuberculosis. However, in addition to glandular tuberculosis, these lumps can also be caused by swollen lymph nodes, cysts, parapharyngeal abscesses, throat cancer, and lymphoma.

Glandular tuberculosis is generally transmitted when a person inhales droplets from a cough or sneeze from another TB patient. In developing countries, glandular tuberculosis is more common at the age of 20-40 years and women are more infected than men. The main symptom of glandular tuberculosis is a lump on the side of the neck that gets bigger and doesn't hurt. In addition, patients may also experience fever, chills. and weight loss.

To determine the cause of this lump requires further medical examination. The doctor needs to know your complaint, examine your physical including this lump, and perform supporting tests such as blood tests, ultrasound, and biopsy. The operation you are undergoing may be a biopsy, which is taking a sample of tissue from this lump for examination in a laboratory. To determine the cause, you should wait for the results of this examination. It is impossible to know the cause of your complaint without this examination. From the results of this examination, the doctor will determine the next treatment for you.

Please wait for the results of this examination and then if you have received the results, please immediately consult again with the doctor who suggested this examination so that the doctor can explain to you about the cause of your complaint and convey the treatment that you must undergo.

Hope this information is useful for you.

Dr. Aloisia

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