can someone tell me whether the lump which appears with lympathic tb will go down eventually? I was told it will get bigger as I take medication. Which I am doing now, but am wondering whether it will reduce completely in the future.
Cant believe I have tb, but seem to be doing ok on these drugs so far! Fingers crossed.
I also had tb in my lymph nodes. 3 months after giving birth, I noticed a lump on my left side of the neck. It started out with just pain on my neck, then the next day, there was a big lump on it. I waited 2 weeks for it to disappear. Nothing happened, so I went to see an ent. He then recommended a biopsy and a ct scan. Then later referred me to a infectious doctor. I was on drugs for like 8 months. It is crazy especially the first 2 months. I was taking 10 pills everyday m-f.
The lump that I had on my neck was huge. It used to be hard. After a few months on meds, it became kind of liquidy inside like water. When it was getting smaller it popped and liquid came out. This happened during the summer '05. Now it looks like a hole in my skin with some white stuff (probably pus) in it. It is taking a long time for it to heal. The ent said to just clean out with hydroperoxide and neospirin and cover it up with band aid.
I had a ct scan done on my neck because of the lump. And it showed some enlarged lymph nodes that goes down to my lungs. So my doctor ordered a ct scan of my lungs and it showed that I had scar tissues on my lung. At some point I had tb in my lungs I guess but I never knew about it and so it spread to my lymph nodes. In a way, it's good that I had this lump. It was my warning sign to see a doctor.
I have got a hole on my shoulder are after one of the lumps took over it was huge I could not even move my head to the right hand side.. They had to inject it to get all the stuff out.. I also had one on my back and one on my chest. So three in total. this was in 2006 .. Every year since then I have been getting these strange lumps , I just checked now and Ive got one spreading across my chest damn it! Time for another visit to the docs. P.s I was on 14 tablets a day so ha I beat u lol
I had a huge lump due to Lympathic TB in 1980,
it was about 4-5" long and wide. It did eventually go away but it took a long time months. If the Dr. diagnosed you with TB, right away you were fortunate I had it a long time ago and I was really sick w/ it I was in the hospital for a month and a half.
wonder007, it will go down if you are taking the right medicines. I am not a doctor, but I had the same problem and the medicines really helped. I had to undergo surgery though, because it was taking a lot of time for the medicines, but they were effective. I was on Rcinex, combutol, becosule, pyzina. Consult your doctor if you can take them.
I too have a lump on the right side of my neck. I am diagnosed with lymphatic tb. It is huge now and feels like liquid inside and redish outer skin. Initially it was hard and small but grew like this in the last six weeks. I am started on medicines last month including rifampicin and isoniazid to take before breakfast (total 9 tabs). I dont know should i ask the doctor for a surgery or keep hope on medicines to heal. I think in any case i will be left with a flabby skin or a hole or slit mark.
hi friends,,,i have a lump at my right side neck,doctor confirm it as tb and i m on tb medicines and because its multi drug resistance i m on pyrazinamide,amikacin,moxifloxin,pyrodoxin
,and prothionamide,is there anyone have experience in this coze i m taking tablet from last 4 months,,its better then b4,,but still long time,and still lump is there,,plz hep,
hi i also have the same problem. i have been diagnosed Tb involving lymph node on the right side of my neck. the test taken were FNA, ESR, LDH and CPR. i have been taking the first line drugs for the past two months now. took out further tests which show my ESR has come to normal from 62 and so goes with LDH and CRP. lymph node has also decreased to a fraction but not all of it. my question here is that how long would it take for the lymph node to subsidies completely. thankyou.
please consult a TB and chest specialist or even at District T B controll centre (and Not ENT), as one of my relation had the same case of lump on the left side of the neck, Doctors after diagnosis found that it is TB case and advsd 8 months ODD tablets bfr and after breakfast. and after six month the lumps reduced and all is well.