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Have lymph node TB. Taken medicine. Now swollen lymph node in neck and stomach. Worried - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:im suffering from lymphnode TB for a month now..
User:i have initially started the medication but it had effected my liver and so the doctor has changed the medicines so that it wouldnt have any effcet on my liver
User:i have been continuing the same medicine and have one more week left before i visit the doctor again...
User:one of the lymph nodes in my neck was swollen.. and last week i found out that few in my stomach were slightly enlarged as well
User:but since yesterday i have noticed another swelling of lymphnode in my neck..
User:does this happned in TB.. swelling of multiple lyph nodes?
User:im a bit worried as im using the medication but still this new engarlagement has got be worried that there might be something wrong as well
Doctor:TB lymphadenitis can involve multiple lymphnodes. And you are very early in the treatment.
Doctor:what would be more important is how your symptoms are - whether or not you are losing weight, running fever and so on.
User:there was mild fever yesterday (never before) and im fine now
Doctor:The doctor would assess these features and other signs by clinical examination to determine your response to the treatment.
User:i lost around 6kgs in the last month
Doctor:Very rarely we find resistance to regular TB medications. If the doctor suspects resistance, they would again change your medications.
Doctor:So stay relaxed. Continue the drugs religiously and follow up with your doctor.
User:ok.. then shall ill use the same medicine till next week as the doctor suggested and XXXXXXX him next week or shall take appointment as soon as possible?
Doctor:yes, continue the same drugs and consult your doctor next week as planned.
User:ok thanks a lot
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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