Patient Comments: Tuberculosis - Diagnosis

How was the diagnosis of your tuberculosis established?

Comment from: JAMES, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: October 13

My immediate elder brother, a diabetic, has just been confirmed having TB. He is a family man with his wife and four children leaving in the same room. Two days ago he started noticing blood while he coughs. He used to smoke cigarette for about 15 yrs but stopped 3 months ago under doctor's advice. How do we prevent his wife and children from being infected and how possible is it for him to be cured considering the fact that he is diabetic?

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Comment from: Harry, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: October 13

I had TB of lungs 6 years ago. I successfully finished the nine month medication and went back to my normal life. I had a swollen lymph node. After a biopsy, I was told that I had TB of the lymph node. I then developed a swelling inside the scrotum and I was told that it is part of the TB symptoms.

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Comment from: T, 19-24 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 29

Until the age of eleven, I had recurring fevers that lasted for about three days an episode, accompanied by heavy breathing and cough, but no aches and pains. The mystery fevers are in exile now, hopefully they will be forever. My doctor's prognosis was TB, and I was put on antibiotics for many months until I got better. I don't remember if I had any confirmation tests done.

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Comment from: Neil, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 26

I was diagnosed with atypical TB from fluid drawn off the left elbow bursa.

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Comment from: funny55, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 16

It was detected by e-ray. And ct.Was having trouble breathing.

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Comment from: 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: August 14

During routine X-Ray screening for health reasons, doctor saw a calcification on my lung.

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Published: August 14

My skin test showed positive and I was having night sweats.

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