Lung Tuberculosis?

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Hello, ladies and gentlemen, doctors. I want to ask. Yesterday (2 months ago) I took a break from my lungs when I wanted to work to place A in good health. N n n when I was about to go to work to Place B or who just took a break back last week. n nWell he said I have TB disease in the lungs. even though I am not a smoker. Not a drinker either. nAnd 12 months ago it was still 0k even though. n nI went to a consultation I was asked for phlegm. I never had a phlegm. Not coughing either. Then I was given an injection. nThe result is a small lump 1 mm in size but 15 mm in red. n nShe said I was positive for TB disease. n nWell, my question is, is it possible for me to have the disease without signs like what I saw on google .. n nI am normal weight 58-60 kg high 168. And then like that n nI don’t have a cough. With phlegm And etc. n nThe only thing is that I play futsal and football matches. Easy to feel tired. And I think that’s normal. n nWhat is his opinion. ??

1 Answer:

Hi Pahala,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

TB infection (Tuberculosis) can attack various organ systems, but the most common is the lungs. In adults, pulmonary TB is typically characterized by a cough that doesn't go away, weight loss for no apparent reason, prolonged low-grade fever, excessive dryness, swollen lymph nodes in the neck and / or armpit area, decreased appetite, weakness, fatigue, chest pain, shortness of breath, or various other complaints. However, in some conditions, these complaints are often not clearly visible. These differences in symptoms can be influenced by various factors, including age, endurance, nutritional status, treatment being undertaken, and so on.

Because the symptoms are often atypical, the diagnosis of TB must be confirmed through various other tests, such as X-rays, sputum tests, blood tests, and so on. The skin examination you mentioned (the Mantoux test) is actually a more common examination for children suspected of having TB, not adults. The result of Mantoux examination in adults often does not reflect the real infection, especially in Indonesia TB cases are very common.

Pulmonary TB can not only happen to those who are accustomed to smoking, consuming alcohol, or rarely exercising. This disease is more vulnerable to those who have close contact with other TB sufferers (especially those who have not received treatment, or have received treatment for less than 2 months), children, live in densely populated environments, health workers, and people with weak immune systems (for example people with HIV-AIDS).

It is not our authority to conclude whether you really have pulmonary TB or not without doing a direct examination. Therefore, we urge you to seek a second opinion on your condition to a specialist in internal medicine so that it can be further evaluated. Bring with you the results of the examinations you have undergone so that it makes it easier for the doctor to make a diagnosis. In some rare conditions, the diagnosis of pulmonary TB can still be made even though the results of all tests performed do not typically refer to symptoms of pulmonary TB. So, everything comes back to the results of the doctor's observation who examined you directly.

Hope this helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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