Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
right apical tb
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..
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
1711789 tn?1361311607
Hi there!

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.

Take care!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
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?..
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
for additional query....do i have to undergo CT scan or anything before taking any medicines?...actually, i dont have any cough right now or even weight loss....
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Lung Cancer Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank