What Are The Symptoms of Active TB?

The symptoms of active tuberculosis (TB) can vary, but common ones include:

  • Persistent cough that lasts for more than three weeks.
  • Chest pain or discomfort.
  • Coughing up blood or phlegm.
  • Fatigue and weakness.
  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Fever and night sweats.
  • Chills.
  • Shortness of breath.

It’s important to note that not everyone with active TB will experience all of these symptoms, and some people may have mild symptoms or be asymptomatic. If you suspect you have TB or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with TB, it’s essential to seek medical evaluation and testing for proper diagnosis and treatment. TB is a serious infectious disease that can be cured with appropriate medical care.