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Suffering from cough and chest pain. X ray says inhomogeneous opacity in right paracardiac region. Is it TB ?

hi, i just got my chest xray  done which says i have inhomogeneous opacity in right paracardiac region with cavitation i am suffering from cough and chest pain  in right side from last 2 months, im also consulting a doctor but i wanna know what it means. is it tuberculosis  or just lung  infection....i am of 19....
Asked On : Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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Any cough lasting for more than 2 months could be tb especially in developing countries like India. A paracardiac shadow with cavitation is commonly a finding in tb though there can be other causes even if rarer, I think in your case tb is high on cards. You should get a Montoux test and sputum for AFB done and start the treatment asap.
Answered: Thu, 23 Aug 2012
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