The Sputum Showed Negative TB?
Hello. R nsore, the results of the rongen show that TB and pneumonia have not done the sputum test, while the sputum test itself is negative. Am I free from TB or what, thoughts continue to happen … r nthank you r nassalamualaikum.
Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. TB or tuberculosis is a disease caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis germ and can attack various organs of the body such as the lungs, brain, bones, glands, breasts and intestines. Those who suffer from this condition will be required to take the drug for at least 6 months on a regular basis for treatment.
Among the factors that increase a person's risk of contracting TB are:
Located in a seedy environment
Houses with less air circulation and less sunlight
Live at home or have frequent contact with TB sufferers
Children and elderly
People with a low immune system
Regarding your question, there are indeed many ways to diagnose TB, it could be a sputum test, injection test or Mantoux test, and X-rays. Actually, among all that, the sputum test is the most reliable because if TB germs are found in the sputum, then the condition must be infected with TB. But in reality, this is not always the case.
There are various conditions that can cause the examination to be not ideal, such as the 'sputum' that is released is not actually sputum, but only saliva, especially for those who have difficulty expelling phlegm, then contaminated containers, tool errors, and worker negligence. Another case with X-rays, in X-rays you don't need to do anything, and the results are not affected by your active ability to expel phlegm. This is what sometimes makes pulmonary doctors still diagnose someone with TB even though the sputum result is negative. This condition will be further supported if you enter as a person with high risk criteria for TB and the symptoms point to TB.
Therefore, the diagnosis of a disease cannot be done only from the results of supporting examinations. Our advice, discuss the results you can get with the pulmonary doctor, to determine later whether you have TB, do not have TB, or should be re-tested. So, hopefully it answers your question.