The Cause Of Bleeding Sputum Is Accompanied By A Positive X-ray Of TB But Negative Sputum?
Hi Doctor, I have been diagnosed with Active Pulmonary TB (Rognsen’s Result). But the results of the saliva test were negative, then this morning I released bloody phlegm. Doctor, I had a consultation with the Puskesmas only given Acetylcysteine, Phytomenadione and Cotrimoxazole drugs. What did the doctor think I should do next, I was afraid to see my sputum was red. Thanks Doctor.
Pulmonary tuberculosis is an infection that can infect various organs such as the lungs, bones, lymph nodes, and brain. TB can be transmitted through breathing air, or droplets.
Have you taken TB medicine?
From the situation you are experiencing, diagnosing an active TB cannot just be based on the x-ray results. A positive sputum examination is required. If you are currently experiencing bleeding sputum, it is not necessarily due to TB. Several other causes can also cause a bloody cough such as severe sore throat, esophageal varices rupture, esophagitis, bronchiectasis.
Pulmonary TB can indeed cause coughing up fresh red blood, then pulmonary TB is also accompanied by other symptoms such as cough with phlegm for more than 2 weeks, fever, weight loss, shortness of breath, chest pain.
Therefore, it is recommended that you take the medicine your doctor gave you, because your doctor knows exactly what your situation is. In addition, you can also take control to a specialist in internal medicine, so that the doctor can check your condition further.
It is recommended that you drink enough water. Don't smoke, avoid exposure to smoke. Get enough rest. Use a mask when outside the house. Do not throw phlegm carelessly. Eat nutritious foods.
The following is an article that you can read about Tuberculosis
may be useful. Thank you