There Are Still Many Lumps After 2 Months Undergoing Glandular TB Treatment?
Thank you for the question.
Glandular TB occurs when the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria infects the lymph nodes to trigger inflammation. This condition is characterized by the appearance of a lump the size of a marble (often in the neck, armpit, or groin area) whose consistency is soft, easy to move, feels painful, and can experience secondary infections so it is susceptible to festering, bleeding, swelling, also causing the sufferer to experience fever, sweat. excess, and lose weight. This glandular TB is prone to occur in people who come in close contact with other TB sufferers, also people who have weak immune systems, such as due to HIV, diabetes, cancer sufferers who are undergoing chemotherapy, or people who are accustomed to taking long-term steroid drugs.
The treatment of definitive glandular TB is by administering OAT (anti-TB drugs). In order for the disease to heal completely, this OAT often needs to be consumed long-term, at least 6 months. However, if there are signs of severe inflammation, for example due to secondary infection, then in addition to treatment, doctors will generally recommend surgery (surgery). The aim is to overcome inflammation, and prevent the potential for further spread of infection to the blood and other organs.
Regarding your question, it is certainly not our authority to determine whether you really need to have surgery or not, without checking you directly. In fact, doctors, doctors specializing in internal medicine, surgeons who examine you, with the competence and experience they have, of course better understand the best treatment that needs to be done according to your condition. So, you should consult further with him. If in doubt, ask for second opinion to other doctors.
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