Cough With Chest Pain And A History Of Tuberculosis?
, I was declared TB sufferer last year, and have been taking routine medication for 6 months and the local doctor said I was negative for TB, but lately I like coughing and chest pain, is it really like that or is there another disease?
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Complaints of coughing and tightness of the chest can be related to a previous history of pulmonary tuberculosis or are a symptom of another airway disease. Acute airway infections can cause coughing, tightness, fever, sore throat, or colds due to viral or bacterial infections. The disease is generally harmless and can recover completely with or without treatment.
While residual complaints such as coughing and tightness that have to do with previous TB infection are known as Post Tuberculosis Obstruction Syndrome (SOPT). These complaints occur due to impaired pulmonary function which is characterized by obstructive abnormalities as in the description of chronic obstruction in the lungs (COPD).
Symptoms of SOPT include:
1. Cough with phlegm
2. Shortness of breath
3. Decreased chest expansion
4. Fever is not high or feverish
5. Weight loss
SOPT can occur during the course of TB treatment or after undergoing complete TB treatment. In the case of TB with optimal treatment and a good immune system, there are generally no longer complaints of a long cough, even since the first 2 months of treatment. Therefore, it is advisable to conduct further consultations with a doctor for a direct physical examination as well as a plan for further action according to clinical suspicion.
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