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Swallon on neck,doctor conform about tb,so what should be done?

my dad has a swallon on his neck,doctorconform about tb,so what should he do? hi...actually my dad has a swallon on his neck n doctor claim that is tb,so what should i do? he s 52years,60kgs
Asked On : Fri, 1 Jul 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, the swelling on the neck may be due to an enlarged lymph node caused by T.B. The gland can be biopsied and tb can be confirmed. And appropriate anti tb medicine can be started. TB treatment is a little prolonged, but its completely curable. Dont worry.Meanwhile he should take a high protein diet.
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Pediatrician Dr. Aseem's  Response
hi Bhavana,
welcome to HCM
read your prob , most common region of it is any bacterial infection or tubercular infection, so you should get FNAC, CBC
Dr aseem saraswat
Answered: Fri, 1 Jul 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Rajeshkant Saihgal's  Response
get the biopsy done.
it will find out actual cause of swelling.
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General Surgeon Dr. Swapnendu Sekhar Ghosh's  Response
welcome to healthcaremagic
if tb is confirmed by investigations anti tb drugs should be started
as the swelling is on the back of neck the cervical spine to be x-rayed and if involved orthopaedic surgeon should be consulted and the condition to be treated as the surgeon decides
anti tb drugs to be continued under doctor's supervision and not to be stopped without his advice
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