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I hav bone pain most of the nights n fever can't sleep, also loss of appetite. I'm also once positive to TB hand test I take medicine for iron, calcium?

I hav bone pain most of the nights n fever can't sleep, also loss of appetite. I'm also once positive to TB hand test I take medicine for iron, calcium?

See a doctor ASAP: Preferably an infectious diseases expert. If you were ppd+ you have at least inactive tuberculosis, but if you are having persistent fevers you need to be evaluated to be certain this has not reactivated. Please go see somebody very soon and hope everything works out well. My best wishes. ...Read more

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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more


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What will happen if I smoke while on TB medication?

What will happen if I smoke while on TB medication?

No major interaction: But you don't say which TB medicines you are talking about (there are many of them). Smoking does enhance the metabolism of certain drugs, but am not aware that this is the case with at least the commonly prescribed anti-Tb drugs like isoniazid and rifampin. Your doctor or pharmacist are your best advisers in this. Smoking, in general, is NOT good for your lungs which may already be damaged. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for latent tb?

What medication can I take for latent tb?

3 TX options: 1. Daily administration of Isoniazid for 9 months or
2. Daily administration of Rifampin for 6 months or
3. Once-weekly (only under directly observed therapy) administration of Isoniazid and long-active rifamycin for 12 weeks. ...Read more

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What can I do if I skip my TB medication?

What can I do if I skip my TB medication?

Treating TB: It's NOT a good idea to skip any of your tuberculosis (TB) medication, because this disease could come back with a vengeance. In other words, the germs could become resistant and even harder to treat. That means more toxic drugs could be needed if you want to survive. TB kills more than a million people around the world every year. It's bad news! Talk to an ID doc if you're having trouble. ...Read more

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I am having TB medication its 2 and half months but my chest feels a bit pain why?

New pain?: Does it hurt when you breathe? Both sides or one? Shortness of breath? If it is new, hurts when you breath, on one side or you have shortness of breath, let your doctor know. ...Read more

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What side effects are caused by TB medication? Normally how long they remain? And how to shorten these effects?

What side effects are caused by TB medication? Normally how long they remain? And how to shorten these effects?

TB: That depends upon which meds you are taking and this is too complex to be discussed here. Go online with a list of your meds and using a search engine look up each drug. There are numerous side-effects with each. One common medication is isoniazide (inh) and this requires checking liver enzymes regularly. ...Read more

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I tested positive for TB when I was 10 years old. I took medications but did not complete them. Now, almost 20 yrs later. At age 10, I tested positive for tb. Now, almost 20 yrs later, I have had recurring symptoms. Could they be related? Should I contact

Well.: Well. You have a lot of non specific symptoms. Mycobacterium TB have a potential to re activate at any point in life even if properly treated upon diagnosis. Now you did not complete the course of treatment which puts you at risk of re activation tb. Question for you is if you had active TB or latent tb. If you had active TB you would have received 4 drug treatment but if you were a latent TB case you would have been treated with one drug for 9 months.

In either case if you have any doubts of reactivation of TB you should see a pulmonologist or an infectious disease specialist to look in to your case. They may need a skin test (also called PPD skin test), 2 view chest x ray (as most active TB starts in lung) and blood test including but not limited to complete blood count or cbc.

Immunosuppression is a risk factor for re activation of latent tb. If you have recurrent infections you should look into checking your immune system. Although I must say that your symptoms are very nonspecific and a lot of other conditions besides TB can cause those. ...Read more

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It is good to masterbate during TB medication?

It is good to masterbate during TB medication?

It is up to you..: If you are physically and mentally well to have the desire for self-pleasure, why not. This should not affect you taking TB medications. If you are too ill from the TB and/or the medications and not feeling up to it, then hold off until you feel like doing so. No right or wrong here. Make sure you follow doc's advice on taking your TB meds and keep follow-up. Good luck. ...Read more

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During TB medication which food we have to ban?

During TB medication which food we have to ban?

Foods that contain..: Tyramine especially cheeses as well as avocados, figs, raisins, soy sauce, fave beans and yeast extracts. ...Read more

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My grandmother aged 76 was diagnosed with MDR TB recently and was given some medication, and on her very first day of medication she fall very sick?

My grandmother aged 76 was diagnosed with MDR TB recently and was given some medication, and on her very first day of medication she fall very sick?

Drug toxicity: Unfortunately, MDR TB is a difficult condition to manage and requires toxic medications to be given. Adjusting dose may be helpful. It may be helpful to take anti nausea medicine if nausea is the main issue. She should be seen by a medical professional and have labs done. ...Read more

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How long is the medication of an elderly TB patient?

How long is the medication of an elderly TB patient?

PTB RX: Rx for new pts.:2 months followed by 4-7 months continuation phase or untill the sputum is negative by culture. ...Read more

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Can medications only resolve spine TB lesions and cold abscess?

Possibly: Surgical indications for vertebral/spinal TB infection (pott's disease) includes: progressive neurologic deficit, severe kyphosis, progression of kyphotic deformity especially with spinal cord compression leading to neurologic deficit, instability despite adequate medical treatment, pain related to spinal instability. Surgery is also recommended for abscess, especially cold abscesses of tb. ...Read more

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Someone told me she has latent TB&takes medication for 8 months. Is it normal? I thought latent TB patients take medication for 3-6 months? Active TB?

Someone told me she has latent TB&takes medication for 8 months. Is it normal? I thought latent TB patients take medication for 3-6 months? Active TB?

6 or 9 months: Isoniazid treatment for having latent TB (such as having a positive Quantiferon TB test result) after getting exposed to TB... is usually 6 months or 9 months of medication. ...Read more

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I have hiccups during tb medication. What can I do? Is this a dangerous condition

I have hiccups during tb medication. What can I do? Is this a dangerous condition

Hiccups: Hiccups are not life-threatening yet certainly uncomfortable However this may be an coincidental problem. If the hiccups continue for more than a day, call your doctor to find a solution ...Read more

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Can I change my medications for TB cause I am having bowel disorder taken these medications?

Can I change my medications for TB cause I am having bowel disorder taken these medications?

NO no no: Tb can kill. Medication adjustment must be done by a tuberculosis expert who may be able to switch medications. Failure of treatment can lead to death. ...Read more

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I'm a carrier of TB I took medication for it should I tell my sons doctor if so what will they do to him?

I'm a carrier of TB I took medication for it should I tell my sons doctor if so what will they do to him?

See below: It seems you had latent TB (tuberculosis) and received a treatment for it. Let your son's doctor know if this was a recent event. Your son may get TB skin test. ...Read more

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Should a TB patient continue sex activities during TB Medication course if he is 43 KG at 31years of age?? can sex make him weak?

Should a TB patient continue sex activities during TB Medication course if he is 43 KG at 31years of age?? can sex make him weak?

Go for it!: Obviously he is underweight, but probably that will improve as the antibiotic treatment takes hold. But sex is not harmful in TB or any other chronic illness. If he has the strength for sex, the desire, and a willing partner (maybe you?), it will not harm him. It might do a lot of good by helping improve his outlook and sense of well-being. Best wishes for his speedy recovery. ...Read more

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I result TB positive chest ray nagative I'm taking medication. My doughter 5 years old she is TB positive and chest ray nagative. I'm worried about her please help. How 5 years can be positive?

I result TB positive chest ray nagative I'm taking medication. My doughter 5 years old she is TB positive and chest ray nagative. I'm worried about her please help. How 5 years can be positive?

TB: Anyone at any age can get TB. Have you traveled outside the US? I have known a, whole family to get TB from their housekeeper from another country. The woman got it back home and infected them all inadvertently. Best wishes to you both. ...Read more

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I am 29yrs old. Wen I was19yrs old I got infected wid TB disease& went through medication for 6 mnths. M trying to concieve bt no reslt & got TBGold +?

I am 29yrs old. Wen I was19yrs old I got infected wid TB disease& went through medication for 6 mnths. M trying to concieve bt no reslt & got TBGold +?

Unrelated to TB: In most couples attempting to conceive, it takes a few months of unprotected mid-cycle sex before success. If you reach a year without conception, that's when to see a doctor for possible fertility evaluation. In any case, your past TB or TB drugs aren't the cause, assuming your TB didn't involve the lower abdomen and cause scarring or blockage of your fallopian tubes. ...Read more

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I was earlier diagnosed with TB and was on medication for the same. Now after 3 months again my chest xray showed koches impression. Can TB return soon?

I was earlier diagnosed with TB and was on medication for the same. Now after 3 months again my chest xray showed koches impression. Can TB return soon?

Koches??: Well I'm not familiar with that term. Suffice it to say...If you are talking about having "latent tb"...Just being exposed and having to treated with inh, Rifabutin or similiar meds for 3-6 months (depending on combo) the question is not that simple. After being tx for latent tb. Your chances of going on to develop pulmonary or other TB goes back down to that of the general population. (contin). ...Read more

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If I had a positive TB skin test but a negative xray do I need medication? My doctor didn't say I did

If I had a positive TB skin test but a negative xray do I need medication? My doctor didn't say I did

Positive PPD: If you have a positive tuberculin test and a negative chest xray many doctors will oder a sputum culture. If you have a positive sputum treatment is indicated. However, many doctors will treat prophylactically with isoniazid for protection ...Read more

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Bilirubin shot Upto 336 from 237 in just 2days? How to get it down? Age57, gallbladder stones, hypertensive, diabetic, ckd5, stopped TB medication also

Bilirubin shot Upto 336 from 237 in just 2days? How to get it down? Age57, gallbladder stones, hypertensive, diabetic, ckd5, stopped TB medication also

You really: Have NO control over your Bilirubin level which may increase quickly and dramatically when a gallstone is OBSTRUCTING your bile duct! It will decrease quite dramatically after the stone passes into your bowel!

CONSIDER GETTING YOUR GALLBLADDER REMOVED!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Conversated numerous times with a family member who is diagnosed with TB (not sure if taking medication).I am pregnant with slight cough. No fever, weird feeling in chest area. Please advise.

If you have: Repeated close contact with someone who has active TB (who may or maynot be taking meds) recommend that you be assessed. I would hope that you already have been assessed depending on how long that relative has had tuberculosis. ...Read more

Phosphorus (Definition)

Phosphorus is an essential mineral. It is important in the formation high energy compounds used by the body, maintaining strong bones and teeth, and muscle and nerve functioning. Meats and milk are a good source of phosphorus. Deficiency is very rare as phosphorus is ...Read more


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Tuberculosis (Definition)

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