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HomeAnswersPulmonology (Asthma Doctors)tuberculosisI have endobronchial TB, and it is paining when I cough. What can I do?

How can I take proper management for my endobronchial TB?

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Published At February 16, 2022
Reviewed AtJuly 18, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have had a cough and cold for five days; I have been diagnosed with endobronchial tuberculosis (TB). Usually, if there is more dust and pollution, my lungs will be affected. This makes me cough badly I also have a sore throat pain but it is reduced now. What should I do? Please help.


Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I want to know a few more things. Please let me know the following: 1. Any fever? 2. Any weight loss? 3. Any loss of appetite 4. Any cough with or without expectoration? Please reply to me with answers to the above-asked questions to guide you better about medicines and investigations. Thank you.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor, 1. No, I have no fever. 2. No weight loss. 3. Yes, I have slightly lost my appetite. 4. Yes, expectoration with cough. Would you please guide me?


Welcome back to icliniq.com. I suggest you get a sputum test for TB (tuberculosis), sputum AFB (acid-fast bacillus). If this is positive, it is 100% TB. If this sputum test is negative, get bronchoscopy and BAL (Bronchoalveolar lavage) analysis to rule out TB. I hope this helps. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar
Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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