Treat Neck Gland Lumps That Do Not Heal Even After Treatment?
Hello, I want to ask .. I have a neck lump in June / July in 2016. At the end of 2016 to Feb 2017 I have been treated (given medicine for the next 9 months and Feb 2017 I was biopsied) because the lump was already large, counting from mid 2016 and the doctor asked to be suctioned (biopsy) the doctor said it was likely TB lymph nodes. After 9 months of taking the medicine (which I can’t stop taking), when my neck was on ultrasound there were still small lumps in my neck, I was advised to continue taking the medicine for up to 12 months. 1 year I drank a lump in my neck that was very reduced, even though the diameter is only 0, that’s all. But because there are still soft lumps, the drug is extended to the 1st 4 months. Then lastly I checked, the lump actually got bigger, its diameter from 0, to 2cm. And in my neck there is a lump that can even be felt by my hand even though it’s still small and if you squeeze it hard. So what else should I do? Why has it been almost 2 years since my treatment didn’t get better? R nTks.
In the body of every normal person there are lymph nodes, the size is very small, the normal size is the size of a peanut. Lymph nodes are scattered in all parts of the body, such as behind the ears, neck, back of the head, armpits, breasts, around the groin, etc. Lymph nodes function to defend the body's system. If there is infection or inflammation, it is usually normal if there is an enlargement, but if the inflammation or infection heals, it will shrink back.
For conditions like yours, namely enlarged lymph nodes with a large enough size, and lasting for a long time, it may be suspected that the cause is glandular tuberculosis, also see from the treatment you are taking from the previous doctor's examination. Glandular tuberculosis is a bacterial infection of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis which attacks the lymph nodes in the body. The treatment is by taking anti-tuberculosis drugs with a long enough period of time, 9-12 months, depending on the patient's condition.
For cases that you experience where you have been undergoing treatment for a long time but the lumps are still there, other possibilities are also suspected, such as:
cysts, lumps filled with tumor fluid, enlargement of a mass that is benign lymphoma, namely cancer of the lymph nodes of autoimmune diseases, such as SLE (lupus). To find out the exact cause of what you are experiencing, further tests such as blood tests, repeated chest X-rays, ultrasound should be done. gland, biopsy examination (take tissue), and if necessary the removal of some glandular tissue to be examined under a microscope if the biopsy results can not determine the cause.
We recommend that you carry out further treatment according to what your examining doctor has done, while waiting for the results of the biopsy that has been done and still carry out routine controls.
Some things you need to pay attention to:
keep your body healthy, just take a break to eat nutritious food, take medicine according to the doctor's recommendation, do re-control, so that the diagnosis is continuous and the exact cause can be known to avoid excessive stress, let the air circulation at home enter, open the house window so that sunlight can enter, read things related to tuberculosis glands, lump in the neck
hopefully useful, thank you