Overcoming Glandular Tuberculosis Lumps In The Neck On The Left?
Hello, r nThe left side of my back has a small lump. This lump appeared about 2 weeks ago. Its size is about the size of a thumb. I have done ultrasound, biopsy and chest X-ray. But the diagnosis was different, I was confused. R nThe ultrasound results showed that there was more than one lump in my left neck, so the radiologist diagnosed me with glandular tuberculosis. Meanwhile, the biopsy results said no TB characteristics were found. What makes me even more confused is that I have no complaints that indicate I have TB. Then my X-rays showed no discoloration of the lungs. After that I consulted a pulmonary specialist, according to a pulmonary specialist, there was indeed a lump in my left neck and he advised me to join the TB program which required me to take ibat for 6 months nonstop. identified TB. Besides that, the lump was not as big as in the beginning of the week I realized there was a lump. At that time I was taking methyl and cefixime antibiotics. The question is which specialist should I consult to get a definite answer about this lump? Is it dangerous if I delay my examination? Thank you in advance.
Hello Memella, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
Neck lumps can occur for many reasons, here are some of them:
enlarged lymph nodes due to infection in the throat, ears, teeth, lungs, etc. infection in the lymph nodes itself (can be due to fungi, viruses, bacteria - including tuberculosis) autoimmune disease tumors in other organs that spread to the lymph nodes tumors in the lymph nodes clear First of all to be able to diagnose, clear clinical information is needed. For example, where is the specific location of the lump, is there pain in the lump or other signs of inflammation, is there an enlargement, are there any symptoms of infection elsewhere before the appearance of the lump, other systemic symptoms, etc. Besides that, it is also necessary to touch the lump including its shape, surface, consistency, fixation to the base, etc. If indeed there is no other source of infection near the enlarged lymph nodes, then a biopsy examination can be performed on the lump. A biopsy can be done in a number of ways. The most commonly performed biopsy is a fine needle biopsy. However, if the fine needle biopsy results are inconclusive, other types of biopsy or other examinations can also be performed (according to the direction of the diagnosis obtained from clinical and physical examination).
We recommend that you consult with the surgeon for further examination and management of the lump in your neck.
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