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Signs of Tuberculosis

Symptoms of Tuberculosis

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Tuberculosis may include:

Note that Tuberculosis symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Tuberculosis signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Tuberculosis:

Symptoms of TB depend on where in the body the TB bacteria are growing. TB bacteria usually grow in the lungs. TB in the lungs may cause

  • a bad cough that lasts longer than 2 weeks

  • pain in the chest

  • coughing up blood or sputum (phlegm from deep inside the lungs)

Other symptoms of TB disease are

  • weakness or fatigue

  • weight loss

  • no appetite

  • chills

  • fever

  • sweating at night

(Source: excerpt from Tuberculosis: NWHIC)

More Symptoms of Tuberculosis:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Tuberculosis article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

These general reference articles may be related to medical signs and symptoms of disease in general:

What are the signs of Tuberculosis?

The phrase "signs of Tuberculosis" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Tuberculosis that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Tuberculosis" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Tuberculosis.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Tuberculosis. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Tuberculosis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Tuberculosis signs or Tuberculosis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Tuberculosis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Tuberculosis symptoms.


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