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How to treat TB that still apperas on X-ray despite taking anti-TB medications for nine months?

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Answered by

Dr. Harsha D. S

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At May 27, 2023
Reviewed AtDecember 21, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). After six months of anti-TB treatment, my X-ray test showed that I still have TB. So, my doctor told me to continue my medication for another three months, which will end next month. What if my X-ray still shows that I have TB? What shall I do?

Answered by Dr. Harsha D. S


Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your issue. I would require some details to understand your illness better. Kindly explain or upload the following 1. What were your initial symptoms when you were diagnosed with tuberculosis? 2. Kindly upload your initial X-ray report and sputum test report. 3. Did your symptoms improve during treatment? 4. What medications were you prescribed? 5. Did you gain weight during the treatment? 6. Kindly upload follow-up and current X-rays and blood reports 7. What is your current sputum report? 8. Do you smoke or take alcohol 9. Do you have diabetes or any other health issues? 10. What is your profession I will require a detailed reply to each of these points and all X-rays and other reports to guide you. Thank you.

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

Dr. Harsha D. S
Dr. Harsha D. S

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