Signs Of Tuberculosis Starting To Heal?
at noon. I am a TB patient. I need treatment 10 / 12 months. 2 months of treatment. I did not drink for 3 days but after consulting the doctor, I continued the treatment. 10 months later I checked sputum and blood with negative results. d Bronchitis is still visible, the TB lines are clearly visible, the doctor has not yet declared cured because I still complain of pain in my chest and back.rnDid I fail to take treatment because I didn’t drink for 3 days so the chest and back pain didn’t go away?r nCan TB turn into bronchitisrnCan the scars of TB go away?
Thanks for the question. Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection in the body caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB can occur in the lungs (pulmonary TC) or outside the lungs (extrapulmonary TB). Pulmonary tuberculosis is the most common case because it is more easily transmitted to the respiratory tract. A person diagnosed with TB will be treated with antituberculosis drugs (OAT) for 6-9 months. Patients are advised to take the drug every day according to the doctor's advice. In general, if you do not take the drug for 3 days, this does not thwart the treatment. A person with TB is said to have failed treatment if the sputum examination remains positive or returns positive in the fifth month or so after being treated with OAT. The causes of TB treatment failure are patient non-compliance in treatment, consumption of OAT that is not in accordance with the recommendations, insufficient dose of OAT, and bacteria that are resistant to the given OAT. If your sputum was positive before now it has turned negative then your treatment can be said to be successful.
To assess the improvement or recovery of TB patients depends on what examinations were carried out at the initial diagnosis. This examination will be repeated at the end of treatment to assess whether there is an improvement in the results of the examination. For example, at the beginning of the diagnosis the doctor performs blood tests, sputum examination, and X-rays, then usually these three examinations will be carried out again at the end of treatment to be compared with the results at the beginning of the diagnosis.
X-ray is one of the supporting examinations that cannot stand alone. The supporting examination aims to support the doctor's findings from information about patient complaints and a physical examination carried out by the doctor. The radiologist only reads your X-ray but does not examine you. The findings of bronchitis on X-rays do not necessarily indicate that you have bronchitis. These results need to be adjusted again with your complaints and doctor's examination. Even though a TB patient has recovered from TB, usually an X-ray will still show signs of TB scars, for example in the form of fibrosis or calcification. This is normal and usually doesn't go away. Please consult the results of this X-ray again with the lung specialist who treats you because the doctor knows your health condition from the start.
Hope this information helps.