Can Tb lympadentitis cause lung scars without having pulmonary tb?

Hmmm... Although possible, it seems very unlikely to have isolated TB lymphadenopathy. What is more likely is that pulmonary TB is present and has caused the scarring.

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Can TB lympadentitis cause lung scarring without having pulmonary tb? Chest xray show only enlarged gland.

Highly unlikely. TB lymphadenopathy is initiated when macrophages carry the bacillus from a pulmonary alveolar focus to the lymph node which then enlarges, suppurates and ruptures into an adjacent blood vessel. So it is virtually impossible to have pulmonary nodes involved without having pulmonary infection first. Read more...

Can TB lympadentitis cause lung tissue scarring without having pulmonary tb?

Depends. Tb settles in lung and nodes commonly. Depending on area and degree of scarring, nodes and lung( Ghon complexes) and pleura can be affected and scar and calcify over time. Read more...

What is the life expectancy with pulmonary TB scars? Shall I get married? Will the fibrotic element in my upper lung due to TB cause prblems in future

Enjoy life. Always have a good primary care doctor, and always buy good, non-hmo insurance so that doctors have plenty of time to take care of you. See the doctor for ill symptoms and for regular check-ups. Other than that, one can live life as if there were no TB lung scars, after finishing treatment. That means go out, meet people, get married, have children and grandchildren, and live happily ever after. Read more...

Can a lung scar caused by pulmonary tuberculosis (already treated) ever disappear? It's been 2 years and the scar is still there every xray exam.

Tuberculous scar. Tuberculous scars disappearing ! a scar is a scar it wont disappear. If anything it may predispose you to lung cancer, and there is nothing that could predict conversion to malignancy. Read more...
Unlikely. The scarring will most likely be permanent, however the good news is that other than the xray change it should be asymptomatic. Hope this helps. Read more...

After TB lymphadentitis treatment is there a possibility to get a lung scar without having pulmonary tb? Chest glands were enlarged.

Lung Scars. Tuberculosis infections can certainly cause (calcified scars) or granulomas. Such scars can also be caused by previous lung infections such as pneumonia, certain fungus in the soil known as histoplasmosis which sometimes causes infection but rarely causes any health problems.After receiving adequate treatment for TB lymphadinitis, a watchful waiting would be advised. Read more...
It depends . Some people do get granulations and calcifications in their lungs with TB, however if "glands" are seen it could be lymph nodes or active disease. Please follow up with your doctor or if you can a pulmonologist or infectious disease specialist. Read more...

Does pulmonary TB scars cause shortness of breath during sex?

Tuberculosis. This obviously depends upon the extent of the scarring. If it is severe enough to cause shortness of breath with exertion this would not be confined to sexual activity, but to any form of extreme exercise. It would be unusual in the USA to see pulmonary scarring of that extent, assuming the TB had been recognized and treated appropriately. Read more...

Is breathlessness, water in lungs, flem, black stools & weakness sign of pulmonary TB. My father 81 has been diagnosed with it & on meds. Thx?

See answer. He may have active TB which could cause fluid to accumulate outside of his lung in the space between his lung and chest wall(pleural effusion) and cause breathlessness. Fluid in the lung would be due to a separate condition, such as CHF. Black stools indicate he's bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal system, such as a bleeding stomach ulcer. Read more...