Symptoms of Tuberculosis


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

List of symptoms of Tuberculosis: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Tuberculosis includes:

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

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More symptoms of Tuberculosis: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Tuberculosis, underlying causes of Tuberculosis, associated conditions for Tuberculosis, risk factors for Tuberculosis, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Tuberculosis: NWHIC

Last revision: June 23, 2003

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