i am 26 years old now, female...i had my chest x-ray last december 2012...and their conclusion to my x-ray is right apical tuberculosis..can u further explain to result of my x-ray?...is it really a scary condition?..actually, my mom had a tb history..but we didnt have so much contact at the time she had that condition..
Right apical tuberculosis refers to the findings suggestive of tuberculosis involving the apical part of the right lung. This could be an active infection or findings suggestive of a previous infection and may require further investigation for a definite diagnosis. Tuberculosis is just an infection that takes longer time to heal and would need appropriate treatment. I would suggest discussing the situation and the suggested management plan in detail with your treating infectious disease specialist.
Hope this is helpful.
hello, Dr.. i already went to our health center here in the Philippines..and they read my x-ray result...they examined my sputum..and all those 3 sputum that i gave them, concluded that its negative...actually, 2 of them are salivary and the last is salivary-mucous..and even that was the result of my sputum test, they still refer me to take medicines such as rifampicin, isoniazid. pyrazinamide and ethambuthol hydrochloride tablets usp....for now, they gave me medicines for 2 months...they told me those medicines that they gave me help clear those lesion inside my lungs...what can u suggest or comment about this, doctor?..
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.