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How do you know if you have tuberculosis?
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If you think you have tuberculosis you should look for the main symptoms.Although many people show no symptoms at all the main things to look for are a chronic cough,fever and weight loss.
There are home test kits available for purchase that may help you know if you have some sort of respiratory issue. The best way to know, though, is to go to your doctor.
There are two types of Tuberculosis (TB): TB infection and Active TB. A TB infection is caused by bacteria, but it isn't contagious and it doesn't show any signs of illness. Active TB is contagious and has obvious signs of illness, most people with Active TB will have symptoms such as coughs that last longer than three weeks, fatigue, and unintended weight loss. The only way to know for sure if you have TB is to consult a doctor so that he or she can perform a medical exam.
Generally tuberculosis doesn't intially show no symptoms until the disese has rapidly spread through your body. People may develop fever, dry cough, and abnormalities that may be seen on a chest X-ray or through blood tests.


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