Intestinal Tuberculosis, Symptoms, Treatment – Agrawal Gastrocare Center Indore

Intestinal tuberculosis is a disease that is usually caused due to the ingestion of tuberculous mycobacteria that causes a tuberculosis infection in the intestines and causes the patient to suffer from pain and vomiting.

This causes pain in the intestine and turns into abdominal pain if not treated. This bacterium is spread from person to person through the air when an infected person speaks, coughs, or sneezes. Moreover, it can cause severe conditions if not considered medical help. We will discuss the symptoms and treatment of intestinal tuberculosis.

Symptoms of Intestinal Tuberculosis

Here are some of the major symptoms of intestinal tuberculosis:

  1. Abdominal pain: This can be a sharp or dull pain in the abdomen (belly) that may come and go or be for a longer period of time.
  • Diarrhoea: This is frequent, loose, and watery stools. You may also have blood in your stools, which can be a sign of a more serious infection that must not be ignored in any case.
  • Fever: This is an increase in your body temperature above the normal range. Make sure that this might not be only the sign of intestinal tuberculosis as this can be a normal symptom of a fever so make sure to look for other symptoms as well.
  • Weight loss: You may lose weight without trying, or you may feel like you’re not able to eat as much as usual.
  • Fatigue: You may feel tired, weak, or sluggish.
  • Loss of appetite: You may not feel like eating or may feel full after only a small amount of food.
  • Nausea and vomiting: You may feel sick to your stomach or vomit (throw up) food or fluids.

Treatment of Intestinal Tuberculosis

Treatment of intestinal tuberculosis usually involves a combination of medications to kill the tuberculosis bacteria. This is known as antituberculosis therapy. The most common medications used to treat tuberculosis are:

  • Isoniazid
  • Rifampin
  • Ethambutol
  • Pyrazinamide

If you have intestinal tuberculosis, it’s important to follow your healthcare provider’s treatment plan and to take all of your medications as directed.

This will help to ensure a successful recovery. Also do not take this condition lightly as it might turn out to be a disastrous situation if not taken proper care of.

Dr. Amit Agarwal
Director & Gastroenterologist Consultant
Agarwal Gastrocare Center Indore

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