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I was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis in the year 2014 in my left lung. Took medicine for a year and got off the bacteria. Now my mind keeps on playing games and whenever I have any symptoms i feel as of the disease will relapse. For instance lately i have been having slight pain in the right side of the chest. It may be muscular pain. Is there any test which i can conveniently get done and rule out the relapse of tuberculosis in either of my lungs??

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replied July 13th, 2018
Tuberculosis Answer A64168
Hello and welcome to EHF,

I appreciate your concern,

You can ask for a sputum smear,if it comes back positive, that means you have relapse of the disease,if negative,most likely,you're healthy.The xray images of the chest bilaterally is also of some help in localising the lesion.

You can take a pain killer or a muscle relaxant for the chest pain,if it goes away and you don't have fever,weight loss,night sweats and cough, it's highly likely that you're in the clear.

I hope this is helpful,

Wishing you the best of health.

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