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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Intestinal Tuberculosis

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Is there any new method to diagnose intestinal tuberculosis?

Is there any new method to diagnose intestinal tuberculosis?

R/O. TB: TB can be very difficult to diagnose. You need a full exam /blood work. Lab serology to check for TB presence and sputum samples on 3 separate days as well as CT scan of Chest/Abd/Pelvis. GI consult for Endoscopy and Colonoscopy. If results come back positive sensitivity is critical to decide on proper regimen. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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How is intestinal tuberculosis transmitted? Can it spread to other organs?

How is intestinal tuberculosis transmitted? Can it spread to other organs?

Intestinal tb: Intestinal TB usually infects the end of the small intestine called the ileum. Occasionally the colon is involved. Usually TB is spread by air droplets and coughing. Tb of the intestines could theoretically be transmitted if someone inhales or comes in contact with infected stool. This would be uncommon. ...Read more

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What is intestinal adhesion/tuberculosis? How is it treated?

What is intestinal adhesion/tuberculosis? How is it treated?

Scar tissue: Intestinal adhesions refer to scar tissue, typically caused by the body's normal healing process after an abdominal operation. If they are related to tuberculosis (TB), treatment of the infection is the best treatment, with surgery as a last resort. Abdominal TB is a serious problem. Ask you doctor about a referral to an infectious disease specialist if this is the case. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Diagnosis method to small intestine tuberculosis?

Diagnosis method to small intestine tuberculosis?

CAPSULE ENDOSOCPY: Traditional Endoscopy rarely reached the small bowel. Capsule endoscopy can show photos of the anatomy of the Small bowel to suggest a diagnosis. Also stool cultures x 3 samples on 3 seperate days hold for AFB smear and culture. Also evaluate for pulmonary TB with chest CT and sputum samples. ...Read more

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It's good method to diagnose small intestinal tuberculosis by endoscopy?

It's good method to diagnose small intestinal tuberculosis by endoscopy?

CAPSULE ENDOSOCPY: Traditional Endoscopy rarely reached the small bowel. Capsule endoscopy can show photos of the anatomy of the Small bowel to suggest a diagnosis. Also stool cultures x 3 samples on 3 seperate days hold for AFB smear and culture. Also evaluate for pulmonary TB with chest CT and sputum samples. ...Read more

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Can be diagnose intestinal tuberculosis by antral biopsy?

Can be diagnose intestinal tuberculosis by antral biopsy?

No: It would be possible to diagnose gastric tuberculosis, which is extremely rare, by antral biopsy, but not intestinal tuberculosis. A diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis would require a biopsy somewhere in the small intestines. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is intestinal adhesion/tuberculosis?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is intestinal adhesion/tuberculosis?

Two questions: Intestinal adhesions are either congenital or acquired. These a fibrous bands between loops of bowel that tether loops of bowel and can be asymptomatic or cause chronic pain or bowel obstruction
The acquired kind may be post operative or post peritonitis (infection) One type of peritonitis is tuberculosis that affect the abdominal cavity similar how as it affects the lungs ...Read more

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What is intestinal tuberculosis findings on CT scan and endoscopy?

What is intestinal tuberculosis findings on CT scan and endoscopy?

Several..: Mesenteric adenitis, Adhesion, Thickening of bowel wall. Endo will show caseating ulce, narrowing.....talk to a GI. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of tuberculosis??

Symptoms: Cough, weight loss, night sweats and shortness of breath. see your MD and get a chest X-ray and a ppd placed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for tuberculosis?

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What are the symptoms for tuberculosis?

Varies: Symptoms include cough [with mucus, blood], excessive night sweating, fatigue, fever, and unintentional weight loss. If you suspect that you may have been exposed to tb, see your physician for testing. ...Read more

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What is Tuberculosis? And it's symptoms?

Bacterial infection: TB is an infection due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The most common location of infection is in the lungs and is manifested by cough with sputum, low grade fever and weight loss. TB can spread to other organs too if left untreated. Chest xray, serologic testing or sputum culture are means to diagnose. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What are the causes of the symptoms of tuberculosis?

Lung inflammation: Tuberculosis (TB) can spread to many organ systems but involves lungs as initial site of infection. It induces intense inflammation that destroys normal lung tissue & causes cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, fever & night sweat. Body's immune system tries to contain infection by forming granulomas to wall off the TB bug, but cytokines released by activated immune cells causes damage to lungs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tuberculosis? What causes it?

What are the symptoms of tuberculosis? What causes it?

TB: Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB symptoms may include: Coughing for 3 or more weeks, chest pain, weight loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, chills, night sweats, coughing up blood and /or pain when breathing or coughing. REF: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/tuberculosis/symptoms-causes/dxc-20188557 ...Read more

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What are syntoms of tuberculosis bone?

What are syntoms of tuberculosis bone?

Pain: The most common bone involved in tuberculosis is the vertebra. It causes back pain with the possibility of vertebral collapse and damage to the spinal cord. Tb of the spine is called pitt's disease. ...Read more

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Most common symptoms of extrapulmonary tuberculosis?

Depends on etiology: It depends on site eg meningitis, lymphnodes, intestinal tb, renal or bone tb. Common symptoms are fever night sweats, anorexia and wt, loss. ...Read more

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Hi doc how are u doing? I want to know some symptoms of tuberculosis?

Hi doc how are u doing? I want to know some symptoms of tuberculosis?

See below: Tb is a chronic illness characterized by cough, night sweats, weight loss, a positive PPD skin test or gamma interferon release blood test with apical infiltrates on cxr. Sputum smears and cultures become positive for acid fast bacteria. ...Read more

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I was suffering from ileocecal tuberculosis after 9 months I get 60% recovered now symptoms reappearing what I do?

Mgt and workup: Further testing with cultures to determine the resistance of the TB to medications should be performed. This will help guide therapy. It is important to continue treatment until there is no active infection. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of latent tuberculosis?

What are the symptoms of latent tuberculosis?

None: There are no symptoms of latent tuberculosis. If you have symptoms, it's not latent. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of tuberculosis tb?

What are the signs and symptoms of tuberculosis tb?

Pulmonary TB: Which is the most common form causes cough, sputum production sometimes with blood, night sweats and weight loss. It is diagnosed by chest x-ray and sputum exam and culture. Extra pulmonary TB such as in the kidney, bone or nervous system will cause symptoms related to the organ involved but renal TB may be remarkably silent until late in the disease. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mycobacterium tuberculosis?

What are the symptoms of mycobacterium tuberculosis?

Depends on where: But the most common site for tuberculosis is the lung and symptoms include fever, cough, night sweats and weight loss. ...Read more

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What is the difference between tuberculosis and bronchitis. (symptoms)?

What is the difference between tuberculosis and bronchitis. (symptoms)?

TB MAKES YOU SICKER: Tuberculosis can cause cough, expectoration, coughing up blood, fever, night sweats, chest discofort or pain depending on the spread in the lungs, shortness of breath, weight loss, fatigue, loss of appetite
bronchitis may cause cough, fever, expectoration and shorter course. ...Read more

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My TB (tuberculosis) test is positive, but I don't feel any symptoms. Why?

Chest X ray: It is possible to have active TB with very little symptoms especially early on. However, it is more than likely that you carry the germ for TB in a dormant form, this is called latent tb. No symptoms are expected with latent tb. ...Read more

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What is the differences between the symptoms of tuberculosis and pneumonia?

What is the differences between the symptoms of tuberculosis and pneumonia?

See below: Pneumonia has an acute onset of cough, fever and sometimes shortness of breath and chest pains. Rales are heard on auscultation of the lungs and an infiltrate is seen on chest x-ray.
Tb is a more chronic illness characterized by cough, night sweats, weight loss, a positive PPD skin test or gamma interferon release test with apical infiltrates on cxr. Sputum smears and cultures are + for afb/tb. ...Read more

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Please say the symptoms of tuberculosis. I m suffering from cough since last week. What had happened?

Unlikely to be TB: Tb is pretty rare today. Given that you're smoker that's the most likely cause of your cough. Stop smoking! Allergies, pneumonia, bronchiti, asthma and many other things can cause a cough. ...Read more

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What should you do if you think your child has been exposed to tuberculosis, and what are the immediate symptoms?

What should you do if you think your child has been exposed to tuberculosis, and what are the immediate symptoms?

See your doctor: Tuberculosis is an infectious disease, but symptoms may be slow to develop. I'd inform my doctor of the exposure, and he/she can determine the plan of action. Retesting is an important part of monitoring TB exposure. ...Read more

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I didn't get reply I was diagnosed gi tuberculosis I took att for 12 months some symptoms disappeared still some present now all reports r norm?

I didn't get reply I was diagnosed gi tuberculosis I took att for 12 months some symptoms disappeared still some present now all reports r norm?

Mgt/eval.: The therapy should include cultures to determine resistance of the bacteria. The therapy is then adjusted accordingly. If you have fever, chills, pain, you should have another scan and cultures. It can recur, but usually the treatment is sufficient. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pericardial tuberculosis (tuberculous pericarditis)?

What are the symptoms of pericardial tuberculosis (tuberculous pericarditis)?

Rare: Tb is fortunately become more rare in this country but you should see your physician for a PPD test if you think you have been exposed. Tb can cause constriction of the pericardium which results in edema and shortness if breath. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of brain tuberculosis? What tests are used to confirm it?

What are some of the symptoms of brain tuberculosis? What tests are used to confirm it?

May be severe: If a solitary tuberculoma, might act like a local tumor and compress local tissue, and cause stroke like weakness and imbalance. But the big issue is if the lesion ruptures and causes TBC meningitis which causes fever, stiff neck, coma, dilated pupils and high mortality. MRI and lumbar puncture seem best tools to diagnose. ...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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