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X-ray showed progressive ptb during regular examination, no symptoms. Had taken treatment for ptb earlier. Is this possible?

Hi Doctor, I was treated 6 mos of ptb 2 years ago, but recently during my physical examination I found out in x ray that I have progressive ptb, is this possible even if there is no symptom? Is this contageous? I am not convinced w/ x ray result. The doctor prescribed me medicine to take for nine month, but I have doubt because I am afraid that the antibiotic can cause any side effect. I am planning to visit again my first doctor in the next city. What should I do?
Asked On : Tue, 14 Feb 2012
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Welcome to HCM,
Now a days there are cases of PTB which are resistant to standard anti TB drugs.
You may be one of them.
Go for Blood to evaluate your progress of the disease.
If there is resistant to anti TB drugs then consult pulmonologist and go for his treatment from routine line of treatment.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Tue, 14 Feb 2012
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