Spots In The Left Upper Lung But Do Not Feel Symptoms Of TB?
Hello, I want to ask after I did the MCU and there was a spot in my left upper lung and I was sentenced to TB, but I didn’t feel any symptoms at all, after a few days, I was asked for the GENE EXPERT test and the results were negative there was no detected disease, please respond
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your confusion. TB or tuberculosis is a disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis and can attack various organs in the body, although the most often is the lungs. To diagnose this disease requires a combination of history extraction, physical examination and support, with history collection aimed at finding out about the similarity of symptoms, looking for risk factors and getting rid of other possibilities, evidenced by physical examination, and supported by examinations such as x-rays, sputum tests, tests Mantoux, and gene expert.
If you have been diagnosed with TB, the sufferer must take the drug for at least 6 months regularly, and can be more if it turns out that the TB he suffered is quite heavy. So it is natural that this TB infection is also quite a scourge among the people, not to mention the high transmission rate.
In your case, indeed with the results of negative investigations and the results of lung spots that are not specific, it is natural for you to later question the diagnosis. However, we cannot correct the diagnosis without directly checking you. Therefore, we suggest that you consult your lung doctor at another hospital for a second opinion. This is your right as a patient, and by checking yourself with two or three doctors, you will be able to determine the next step.
If the next lung doctor also states that you have TB with a reexamination, then you are likely to have TB. As for why you were diagnosed with TB even though the examination was not supportive, it is because sometimes the results of the examination are not always like what is in theory. It could be from a clinical perspective, a person's condition is very describing a disease and if the doctor is experienced and confident, he can diagnose someone with a particular disease before the symptoms come out completely.
If two or three doctors give a different diagnosis, then you are free to choose the doctor where you feel most comfortable and you trust. What is clear, to be able to ascertain your condition, must be re-examined, because if not, it is not possible we can find out whether or not. Meanwhile, adequate rest, if you cough or sneeze cover with your hands, tissue or upper arms of clothing, do not spit carelessly, avoid smoking, and multiply the consumption of fruits and vegetables. So, hopefully answering your question.