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My brother is suffering from TB since two months

My brother is suffering from TB since two months, he is having the tablets given by the doctor as prescribed, but still he has lost his weight, his legs get swollen up, he has extreme thirst, fever and some times loose motion. He was admitted in the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Lungs at Bangalore for more than 25 days, he has lost hope in himself, Doctor kindly advice, what I have to do ? His age is 40 years. kindly help me
Asked On : Fri, 19 Feb 2010
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  User's Response
hey im also TB also feel like yr im take TB drugs for 3 week..but sometimes still have legs and hand pain..sometimes weakness..last week i went hospital for check up again i still have fluid afew in my lung..maybe that fluid can feel pain..but the doctor told me after my drugs will work inside fluid..sori for poor english..yr bro will be ok soon
Answered: Sun, 17 Apr 2011
  Anonymous's Response

Tuberculosis is no more a serious disease. There is something called as Dots for which Rahul Dravid was coming for advertising. My neighbour had been declared negative result after 6 months of successful treatment.

Answered: Fri, 19 Feb 2010
Pulmonologist Dr.Ketankumar Chaudhary's  Response
your bro might be have drug resistant tb. so first go for culture and sensitivity test for AFB. in view of bilateral pedal oedema, go for 2D ECHO, USG ABDOMEN, S.PROTEIN and renal biopsy rule out amylodosis.
Answered: Sat, 30 Apr 2011
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