Lump On The Neck?
In the doctor’s evening, I want to ask if there was a wound on the neck first, it was lumpy and broken but it didn’t dry out after that there was another lump in the neck near the wound area I also experienced pain around the armpits and back. About 10 months ago I had surgery because of the lumps and the result was skin tuberculosis. but I did not continue to take the medication, what I want to ask is whether the wounds and lumps have anything to do with the pain in my armpits and back and I have to operate again so that the lumps disappear from my neck? n nThank you
Hello Rini, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
If in the past, surgery and examinations have been carried out and glandular tuberculosis is found, then the best treatment for you is to take anti-tuberculosis drugs (OAT) to completion. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. These bacteria can infect various organs. The organs most commonly affected by this infection are the lungs, but the infection can also affect the lymph nodes (like you have), bones, intestines, brain and lining of the brain, and other organs. Pain in your armpits and back may be related to your tuberculosis infection.
Tuberculosis infection is not the same as viral infection which can go away on its own. These bacteria are very difficult to treat, so the treatment should be given for a long time (at least 6 months, it could be longer). You should immediately check with your doctor again to get treatment that is suitable for your condition. Tell your doctor that you have pain in your armpits and back so that you can do a direct examination of the armpits and back as well. The doctor may suggest supporting investigations such as chest x-rays, sputum examination, lump biopsy, spinal X-rays.
We recommend that you undergo treatment according to your doctor's instructions. Failure to complete the treatment can cause the infection not to be resolved properly, the infection will recur, the infection spreads to other organs, and can also lead to bacterial resistance to the drugs given. When this happens, you should get treatment with second-line drugs which have more side effects.
Here's an article you can read about glandular TB
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