It Is Possible That The TB Gland Has Re-grown And Spread To Make The Stomach Grow?
Good afternoon, what if a patient in his 50s has been sentenced to a lymph node for several years after several biopsies and lump surgeries. After the last operation about 2 years ago the lump did not grow back. And when the patient’s stomach swells, is it possible that the lymph nodes can spread to the intestines and cause the stomach to swell? Thank you, please answer 🙏
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Tuberculosis (TB) occurs due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria entering or inhaled into the lungs. The germ can then be silent and not develop due to a strong immune system or disease. To cause extrapulmonary disease, TB germs must enter the bloodstream. After blood circulation, germs can infect various body organs, one of which is lymph nodes. In addition to lymph nodes, of course TB germs can also infect other organs, including organs in the stomach. However, the enlargement of the stomach is not always caused by TB, moreover the TB that your mother has experienced is treated. Enlarged abdomen can also be caused by a buildup of fluid or gas, malignancy (cancer), internal bleeding in the stomach, various infections, and so on. Therefore, your mother should be immediately taken to a specialist in internal medicine. The doctor will examine your mother directly and ask your mother to undergo a series of tests to determine the cause of your mother's enlarged or swollen stomach. With a swollen stomach like this, your mother may be more difficult to eat because of frequent vomiting or full stomach feeling. You can try to feed a little at a time but more often. If your mother can not eat at all, vomiting blood, or black bowel such as asphalt or blood, immediately take your mother to the nearest hospital emergency room.
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