Why am I having chest pain even after getting treated for pulmonary tuberculosis?

Q. How to treat persistent chest pain occurring after pulmonary tuberculosis treatment?

Answered by
Dr. Amit Jauhari
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 10, 2023 and last reviewed on: Jul 21, 2023

Hello doctor,

I was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in the right lung through a chest X-ray a few months ago. I could not do the sputum test because I could not expectorate. I have been experiencing chest pains only. There is no fever, no coughing, and no night sweats. My doctor prescribed me a few drugs. However, I am still experiencing chest pains. I can feel it when I rise out of bed and breathe deeply. It feels like a stabbing pain in the center moving to the left side. However, I feel normal whenever I cough or sneeze. Do I need to worry? What are the characteristics of chest pain during tuberculosis (TB)? Please help.



Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. The cavities are wounds in the normal lung tissue. Cavities heal slowly. Pain is a normal symptom in such condition. If you are still experiencing unbearable pain, I suggest you take painkillers after consulting a specialist. Also, I suggest you practice a few breathing exercises and chest physiotherapy. I hope this has helped you. Thanks and regards.

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