Tuberculosis

hi all, in 1975 i was diagnosed and treated with TB in my legs aged 4 by symptoms of bruising to my legs, at the same time my mother was diagnosed with it on her chest and both treated. now i am aged 45 and for the last several years i have had problems with my legs becoming numb, swelling, burning sensation whilst standing, pins an needle feelings to my shins and weakness whilst walking, i have not seen my GP over this as i have put it down to old injury's (1) being a shattered heel bone to my right foot which was never operated on, the second i had a scan only on my left knee and was operated for torn cartilage.

recently my mother was diagnosed with COPD and shadows were found on her lungs which was a bit of a scare for her and the family, she was found to be clear of cancer which was our worries but only to find out that the shadows were scaring from her TB in 1975 ! this makes me wonder if the TB in my legs has left any damage to me ? im not that clued up on Tuberculosis so was wondering if any advice from TB survivors can help me on this ?

thanks

Pete

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  • I don't think you will find your answers in this forum as it is for people that have had Meningitis or those caring for them. We are not medically trained on here and you need to seek a GP examination and diagnosis and then they will refer you to a specialist if required. There are lots of conditions that could be causing your symptoms, be related to your life style etc. You need to seek medical attention because otherwise your problems could become worse and then be less successful to treat.

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