Patient Comments: Tuberculosis - Symptoms

Discuss the symptoms associated with TB in you, a friend, or relative.

Comment from: pank, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: February 26

I had symptoms of cough that lasted for more than 8 months until last year before Christmas. I started to have enormously increased amounts of non-purulent sputum, two months after which, I had serious chest pains while breathing in. I had a persistent weakness and weight loss too. However, I occasionally experienced mild fever as well. During the prime of my symptomatic exhibits TB, I could also experience fluid accumulation in my left lung. I am currently undergoing treatment.

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Comment from: 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 04

I used to get headache in the early morning. My Left arm stopped functioning. I had an MRI scan where a brain tumor was found due to tuberculosis. I underwent an operation and took medicines for a year.

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Comment from: sylivia.N, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 20

I had a cough that was not healing. When I coughed up blood, my doctor screened my sputum, which came back positive for tuberculosis. I was put on drugs for two months and was tested again. Bacteria was no longer evident in my sputum. I continued with the drugs for six more months and was tested again. The results were negative, so I was discharged from the TB clinic.

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