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Doctor Found Infiltrates On My Lung Xr I Have Tuberculosis
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Hi doc. I had a PTB end my xray result is. Minimal bilateral pulmonary tuberculosis and minimal infiltrate in both upper lungs I take?
Need more info: Are you asking whether you need further tuberculosis therapy? It sounds like you have had TB in the past and now have lung changes on chest x-ray. Are the x-ray changes true infiltrate, or merely scarring? Were you treated for TB in the past? With one, or more than one, medicine? Discuss this with your clinician who can confirm whether you had adequate treatment. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Hi doc, I was tested positive for pulmonary tuberculosis in january 2011 this year in my lungs. I have completed my course of me age- 23
No: No one could diagnose tuberculosis by listening to lungs alone. The right clinical history and exam could help make the diagnosis. But you would need a culture typically from your sputum sample to grow the bacteria, mycobacterium tuberculosis, for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello doctor, I have tuberculosis on my Rt epididimo and Rt Testicle. Is it contagious and spreadable I mean am I harmful to others? I do not have TB on my lungs or blood only in Rt testis. Please sugg
Hey Doc, I was diagnosed with Tuberculosis of bone and also a chest wall cold abscess. The abscess grew a solid circular structure inside it of approx 2.5 inch, it was removed by surgery but even after that pus gets collected in it. It has be aspirated 3?
Is "mycobacterium tuberculosis " can cause kyphosis or scoliosis directly (without affecting the lungs)?!
Yes: It is possible to get tuberculosis of the spine which can cause significant damage and deformity. However, it usually has pain along with the infection. The TB germs may enter the body through the lungs but then be controlled there but circulate and cause their major damage outside the lungs sometime later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you simply know if a person have a tuberculosis through ultrasound on the neck? (even though the X-ray on the neck and lungs appears to be normal)
I was diagnosed with lung scarring after infection (tuberculosis) for mote than 3 yrs, im 26 years old. What food that I can take with this condition?
Anything you like: There is no limitations on what you can eat. Eat all that is healthy! ...Read more
How and why does secondary pulmonary tuberculosis occur in lung apices? I am a med student and I can't figure this out
TB: Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an aerophilic organism that grows best in areas in which the po2 is highest, like the apices of the lungs. You sound like a very bright and enterprising medical student and should keep asking questions the rest of your career. The more you understand about pathophysiology the better the clinician you will become. Loved to have students like you. Best wishes. ...Read more
Why doesn't m. Tuberculosis localise in lung apices during primary infection but localises in the apicea in the secondary infection specifically?
TB: It is not necessarily localized in the apices, that is simply one site of reactivation. You really need to get an infectious diseases text (recommend mandell), or a textbook of pathophysiology and read about this. Or you can go online to the national medical library and look these things up. Be a great med student. ...Read more
How can someone contract tuberculosis and what does it do to that person? Why is it considered a 'lung disease'?
Inhaled infection: Tb generally enters the body by inhalation of droplets that were coughed out by an infected person around you. Once you inhale the droplets containing TB bug, it starts to multiply in your lungs & causes infection. It can also spread to lymph nodes & via bloodstream to other organs in the body but majority of infections are limited to lungs (hence considered a lung disease). ...Read more
No: Although candida can be found in the sputum it can be considered a contaminant except in certain situations such as immunosuppresion (cancer, HIV etc) if a person with tuberculosis has a candida infection the above must be ruled out particularly hiv. Otherwise the answer is no. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tb chances are good: It is quite unlikely to have both conditions at the same time. This makes therapy more challenging but doable. Cure from tuberculosis should be expected. The main concern here is the brain cancer. For the most common adult brain cancer, survival is about a year, give or take a few months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend around 70, has tuberculosis and lung cancer. About to be go on narcotics. How long will he have?
Unusual these days: Tb has been well controlled for a long time except unusual circumstances of immunosupression etc. Lung cancer is common in smokers and well treated if found early. If late stage already, survival is limited t o 2-3 years generally even with treatment. If hospice stage that us advanced and even more limited. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a benign pleura thickening at the lower area of my right lung due to tuberculosis. It hurts when I cough or exert myself. Is surgery advisable?
Non-acute: Pleural thickening does not usually cause symptoms. There is likely another cause which should be investigated. ...Read more
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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