Signs Of Symptoms Of Tuberculosis That Recur Again After Treatment Is Complete?
Good afternoon, Does someone who has a history of TB disease and who has finished taking TB treatment for 6 months, u003cstrong u003, can he get it again? u003c / strong u003 recently u003cem u003 as fast as a bloody cough appear again u003c / em u003e, because I am an active smoker u0026amp; often consume coffee. Thank you
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Basically coughing up blood is not always caused by pulmonary tuberculosis infection. Coughing up blood can also be caused by other things such as:
lung infection by other bacteria or fungi bronchiectasis bronchitis pulmonary emboli injury to the lungs (for example due to a hard impact on the chest or stab wounds in the chest) COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) lung cancer other diseases such as heart failure, autoimmune diseases (eg lupus, Wegener's granulomatosis , microscopic polyangitis, Churg-Strauss syndrome) the use of illegal drugs such as cocaine. However, tuberculosis can certainly be experienced again. You can re-experience tuberculosis infection after the treatment is complete, or the treatment given has not succeeded in overcoming tuberculosis infection (for example due to irregularity of taking medication or you are exposed to antibiotic resistant bacteria). Smoking can cause a weakening of the immune system in the lungs which makes a person more susceptible to tuberculosis. In addition, some lung diseases such as bronchitis and COPD can occur due to smoking.
Symptoms of coughing up blood are not normal. Therefore, you must immediately check yourself to the doctor so that further evaluation can be done, for example blood tests, smear sputum, or chest X-ray. You should also immediately stop your smoking habit, at least start by reducing the number of cigarettes you breathe every day, so that later you can really stop smoking.
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