Glandular TB Lumps That Never Go Away?
I have TB gland and have been taking medicine for 6 months. But the lump can’t go away, can the glandular TB lump not go away? Can it not be operated on? Then what is the use of drugs taken for 6 months?
Thank you for the question.
TB (Tuberculosis) gland, or in the medical realm is called lymphadenitis TB, occurs when the lymph nodes become inflamed due to infection with a type of bacterial microorganism called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This condition is typically characterized by the appearance of lumps the size of marbles, which often appear in the armpit area, but can also appear around the neck, behind the ears, groin, or other body parts. These lumps often feel painful when pressed, and when inflamed, the lump can appear reddish, swollen, even pus from the inside. Other complaints, such as fever, excessive sweating, decreased appetite, difficult weight gain, muscle and joint pain, and so on can also be felt by people with glandular TB.
Treatment for 6 months that doctors give, or called OAT (anti-TB drugs), aims primarily to eradicate the microorganisms that cause this disease. Indeed, after undergoing treatment, a lump due to TB glands will not immediately disappear. But don't worry, as long as the doctor has stated that you are cured, and no more complaints appear on the lump, chances are your condition is not dangerous. In a few months to years, the lump should shrink by itself, although it is generally difficult to reach its original size before you get sick. To achieve this recovery, you can be more disciplined to increase your immune system, which is by exercising regularly, eating a variety of healthy and nutritious foods, do not smoke, drink plenty of water, get enough rest, and maintain your personal hygiene even better.
Surgical removal of inflamed lymph nodes is generally only needed in severe cases, for example if a secondary infection occurs or if the patient does not respond well to the conservative treatment that has been given. The decision whether or not to do surgery on your case, ideally discussed directly with the doctor or internist who examined you yes ..
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