A 23-year-old male asked:
my friend is experiencing fever from a month specially afternoon and in night, no appetite chest pain often breathing problem what are possibilities?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Bennett Werner answered
43 years experience Cardiology
TB: I would certainly worry about tb. Other possibilities include pneumonia, pulmonic abscess, bronchiectasis, empyema or other deep seated pulmonary infection (e.G fungal, viral, etc). He needs to be evaluated.
Answered on Jul 31, 2013
Dr. John Hammer answered
32 years experience Infectious Disease
Complication of TB?: Given that your friend is taking TB medicine, i assume that he's being treated for tb, either active or inactive. Given his chest pain and fever he should be evaluated for a complication of TB such as abscess around the lung or drug resistant tb. He should, if possible, get seen and examined, and possibly get a chest x-ray as well.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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