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Swelling in ankle due to TUBERCULOSIS. What to do?

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Hello sr .
My mother having swelling on ankel.and she is not able to move.one of doctors said that she has tuberculosis. And condition is very critical.need operation as soon as possible.plzzz help me out what I do

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Expert:  Dr. Mukesh Tiwari replied 4 Days.

Thanks for your query at DoctorSpring.com
I understand your concern
Looking at your reports it appears that your mother is suffering from tuberculosis of ankle & it is proved by reports of MRI.
In such condition, if there is excessive swelling & collection of abscess then this should be drained out & patient should be kept on rest & anti-tubercular medicines for long time with supportive medicines.You should not wait & go with your orthopedic surgeons opinion.
Hope this will help you.
Feel free to discuss further

Patient replied :

Plzz confirm me that is there any need of operation or medicine is enough

Expert:  Dr. Mukesh Tiwari replied 3 Days.

You may continue with rest and anti tubercular medicines .

Patient replied :

Is this a transmitted disease..?

Expert:  Dr. Mukesh Tiwari replied 2 Days.

No, TB of the ankle is not normally transmissible.
Only Pulmonary TB is transmissible through aerosols.

Dr. Mukesh Tiwari
Category: Spine Surgeon
Fellowship - Khandaka Hospital, Jaipur
Residency - MS, Rabindranath Tagore Medical College, Udaipur, 2000
Medical School, Internship - MBBS, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, 1995
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