MCU Examination Results With A History Of Tuberculosis?
Last week I was in the MCU and the X-rays said that I was SUSPEK KP LEFT. Indeed, before I had a history of TB and had completed treatment for 9 months and was declared cured 6 months ago. My LED is up 10level from normal male and there is T2-T1. Has my TB come back? Is there a connection between the LED rising and the lungs? Or with the T2-T1 ?? Thanks.
To find out whether or not pulmonary tuberculosis has recurred, it cannot be stated only by X-ray examination. It is necessary to do anamnesis (question and answer) regarding the history of current complaints, previous medical history and various related matters, physical examination, and also other supporting examinations, namely sputum examination. It is possible that the abnormality found on the current X-ray is not an active process, but rather scar tissue from previous tuberculosis.
ESR (sedimentation rate) does not indicate a specific medical condition. But if it increases it could be due to inflammation, infection, anemia, pregnancy, and old age. If the ESR is so high that it is many times its normal value, this could indicate a serious infection, autoimmune disease or certain cancers. In tuberculosis, ESR can indeed increase. But there are many other things that cause the LED to increase.
T2-T1 is generally the result of examination of the tonsils (tonsils). The norm is T1-T1 (tonsils are not enlarged left and right). T2 indicates tonsillar enlargement but still not reaching the midline. Enlarged tonsils are usually caused by inflammation of the tonsils (tonsillitis).
In conclusion, you should take the MCU results to your doctor so that you can be checked. X-rays and laboratory results need to be matched with the results of the history and clinical symptoms so that the diagnosis is correct.