Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

145 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What treatment should a TB patient take for blood in sputum and how long does it take for recovery ?

Hello Dr., I am TB pateint and getting treatment from last 1 years and 4 month bt still not found any complete recovery from previous my weight is increased from 46kg to 53 kg bt before one month I fell weakness and blood with sputam So as dr suggeted I tested mt sputam culture test (microbactrium method) it seen positive growth after a week doctor said you have to take medicine for 1 year more but i am not understand wts this goning on wt is the problem with me, please help me how can i get recover from this problem..and what is good for me..what should i do any yoga , excersize etc..pls help me.....pls sir...??? One more thing sir I kisses my phionse now i feared that she will not suffered from this problem because of my kiss...can this possible if someone TB pateint kiss other than he/she will suffer frm that diseas...pls help me sir....plsssssss
Mon, 23 Jan 2012
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Treatment/Therapy
General Surgeon 's  Response
welcome to healthcaremagic
it is possible that you are having drug resistant strain
drug resistance should be tested for and drugs should be chosen accordingly
specific anti tb treatment to be continued
should be tested for immunodeficiency also
in open cases close contacts should be avoided
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

hi doctor my sister is 24 years of age and was having severe back pain since 2 months . we got her treated from physiotherapist but since 10 days she was having regular fever . and now spinal tb has been diagnosed . how to get treatment done? how long will it take to recover and what precautions should be taken ?

doctor1 MD

I am 26 yrs old. i started losing weight 6 months ago and have lost around 10 Kgs since. my doctor suggested i take the mantoux test the results for which are positive - 25 mm induration and 35 ESR. he has suggested the sputum test for validation if this is TB. however he has not specified any dietary restrictions. Also if this is a positive case for TB how long will it take to heal and how expensive is the treatment.

doctor1 MD

Hi, Dr. I am 26 years ols and having TB from last 1 year 5 month, getting treatment from MD Chest , from last 1 and half year,,, before one month I tested sputam AFB Culture test from BACTEC Method and it seen positive growth after one week, but no growth seen in the X- Ray report doctor said no new spots are seen in the X- Ray report that are all old spot, my treatment is going continiue bitween this I was feeling good and all thing going well but suddenly before 2-3 month I have blood with my sputam so i went for test as doctor suggest and now sais you have to take treatment for 1 year more, I dont understand wt is this going this with me, I dont know what I do... PLs help me wt should I do..Is TB taking too much time to recovery or else...pls help me.... awaiting for you answer.......

Recent questions on  Tuberculosis

doctor1 MD

hi sir good morning,my brother is suffering from bone tb,please tell me,is it possible to cure by this desease and where is the good hospital and how much time will take place and also tell me,is it possible free treatment under government hospital or trust or institution or low cost bust best treatment

doctor1 MD

hi, my daughter aged 1 yr 2 months had almost lost her appetite and was becoming weak and cranky.after showing the doctor, he suggested a few tests..one of them was the mantoux test..which seemed to be positive.the chest report was absolutely normal..the doctor advised that it was the initial stage .he prescribed Rimactazid Disped once a day for 6 mths and PZA-CIBA syrup once a day for 2 mths.. is it alright?

doctor1 MD

Hi My father is having diabetes and recently he got chest infection i.e tuberculosis, now his treatment is going on. but at every after noon he vomit, in the morning after 1 hour of the breakfast he use to take 3 tablets of akurit-4 and after an hour he tolds that he is suffering from gastic. Could you pls suggest what to do and pls provide the diet chart for him.

doctor1 MD

hi, I got my last period on 3rd May 2014 and this time i missed it and i had checked with test kit it is positive.....I wanted to know can i take mtpill dose as i had taken before 4 months to terminate pregnancy.....is it safe will it have adverse effect on my health....as m history of spinal TB for last 10 months...plz guide me we dnt want to carry now.......what will be the effect on future pregnency

doctor1 MD

Hi, Initially I had some right sided chest pain which I suspected was related to GERD and wanted to investigate further without doing a gastroscopy. I was advised for a CT and the report result reads: There is a cluster of ill-defined nodules in...

doctor1 MD

I am having cough and cold since many days. The cough has subsided a bit now, but since past 3 days the snot from one of the nasals is mixed with blood. The other nostril snot is pale yellow colour and normal. Is there cause to be concerned or it...

doctor1 MD

Why would a doctor change a prescription from Xifaxin to Rifampin when it was prescribed for hapatic liver desease. Rifampin shows it can cause liver desease. We waant to help it not cause more!