The Possibility Of Contracting TB Without Experiencing Initial Symptoms?
, this month I coughed up phlegm twice, but the cough was sudden, the first cough was bleeding but not much, the second cough was bleeding quite a lot. Then I tried to check into a hospital near home, then got the results of the examination that explained directly affected by tuberculosis, while I myself did not have symptoms such as tuberculosis, thank you.
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First of all, you should first explain, what examination was carried out by the doctor in the hospital so that finally you were diagnosed with tuberculosis?
Basically coughing up blood can be one of the symptoms that appear in tuberculosis sufferers too, but generally it will be accompanied by other symptoms such as a long cough (more than 3 weeks), fever, weight loss, night sweats, chest pain, shortness of breath , weak body and easily tired, etc. Not all of these symptoms must be experienced by people with tuberculosis, so to ensure the diagnosis must be done additional checks such as sputum examination (smear or culture) and chest X-ray examination.
If sputum examination or x-ray examination has not been done (for example, only blood tests), then the diagnosis of tuberculosis can not be confirmed. Chances are you are only suspected of having tuberculosis and you are advised to do additional examinations first. If indeed both types of tests have been done and the results are suggestive of tuberculosis infection, then it means that you indeed suffer from tuberculosis even though the symptoms you have are only coughing up blood. You still need to undergo treatment for at least 6 months to overcome the tuberculosis.
We recommend that you discuss it again with the doctor who examined you if indeed you do not really understand about your illness, the examination plan to be carried out or the therapy to be given.
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