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Why i am having back pain after the treatment of TB ?

Hi! I was a former TB patient 4 years ago and was treated for 6 months. At that time, I only had night sweats , back pain and decreased appetite. I went to the doctor with a chest x-ray which revealed an infiltrate. The doctor diagnosed me to have TB so I was treated. I have been experiencing back pain that comes and goes for 2 years. It usually occurs when I am stressed and during cold weather. I had a chest x-ray last year that revealed an old scar of TB and the doctor said that I am completely healed from TB. Still, my back pain occurs. What do you think seems to be a problem? Could this be TB again but the doctor failed to recognize it?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Jul 2011
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Hi welcome to healthcareMagic

Since you are an old TB patient, do not neglect the pain, you need to Do CT or MRI to rule out the possibilities of Potts spine ( TB of spinal cord), which is more chances in patients with previously infected with TB.. Hence with Xray , it may not be visible to see it, in early stage of disease, you need to do CT or MRI... consult an orthopedician they will guide you....Hope i have answered your question

Answered: Thu, 14 Jul 2011
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