Good day Doctors! I just wanna ask the meaning of my chest x-ray result...the impression is "Findings are suggestive of post old granulomatous pulmonary process (post primary TB)..! is it good or bad? because the explanation of my physician is not understandable really..can you please explain further to me? i was once diagnosed of having PTB minimal both upper lungs and then i took the medication for 6 mos then after that got my xray again and that was the result..! my doctor gave me medicine again to be taken for a month or two called rifinah and vit.b6...and i have a big scar on my left side of the lung i think...! does it mean that i still have tb? is it worst already? because im still suffering for the shortness of breath and back pain..! but no cough at all or anything...just that two! can you help me to understand this doctor? thank you so much! Godbless
How are you? What other symptoms are present? Post primary pulmonary tuberculosis usually develops in 5%–20% of patients infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This form is usually found in adults and arises from the reactivation of bacilli that lay dormant within a fibrotic area of the lung. Several factors such as immunosuppression, diabetes, malnutrition and alcoholism may be responsible. This condition may be seen as focal or patchy parenchymal opacities in the upper and lower lobes of the lung. Additional diagnostic tests such as CT scan may also be done. It is best that you discuss the result with your attending physcian for proper evaluation. A referral to a pulmonologist may also be done. Take care and do keep us posted.
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