Explanation Of The Results Of The Chest X-ray Suspected Active Pulmonary TB?
yesterday I went to a specialist in internal medicine and after the results of the thorax examination pa, I showed the impression of a suspicious pulmonary act of normal lesions the doctor said if there isn’t any then continue to ignore it, no need to worry, not too serious, but I became worried and insecure Do I have to take medication for 6 months or what, thank you
Hello Melizza Rahmawaty, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
I'm Dr. Rio will try to answer your question.
Pulmonary TB is one of the infections in the lungs that often occur in Indonesia as a result of germ Micobacterium tuberculosis. Symptoms that will arise are long cough sometimes accompanied by blood, weight loss, prolonged fever, weight loss, enlargement of the neck glands. If symptoms are found and the results of a suspected physical examination are pulmonary TB symptoms, the doctor will usually ask the patient to do an BTA examination. Other tests that can be done for cases of pulmonary TB are chest radiographs, and mantoux tests for children.
The main examination to diagnose pulmonary TB is smear examination, while rongen is an additional examination that can be done. Why is it like that because the picture of pulmonary TB in rongen has similarities with the picture of other diseases so it is not used as the main benchmark in diagnosing pulmonary TB.
In the case of your chest failure that states the results of active pulmonary TB, if you have BTA examination, you will get an active BTA to indicate it is an active pulmonary TB infection, for that you can seek other opinions / opinions from your lung doctor if you are still unsure of the first opinion.
At this time all you can do is:
Wear a mask, remembering that if you really have pulmonary TB it can spread to your family.
Evaluate your complaints.
Rest and eat enough to increase your immunity or immunity.
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