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A 21-year-old female asked:

I have completedmy tb treatment and i tested negative for the sputum but i still have phlegm and cough( not a heavy cough) is this normal after tb treatment?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
More details are needed to answer your question, this is not the forum to answer your specific health concern. See a doctor in person.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
A chest x ray may be indicated. Was the sputum analyzed by AFB stain and culture, and were there three samples obtained? Since you are symptomatic, TB should definitively be ruled out. Watch for signs of fever, and please follow up with your physician.
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Last updated Jul 6, 2022

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