Recognizing Tuberculosis Symptoms

A persistent cough that lasts for more than three weeks is one of the most common symptoms of TB. The cough may produce phlegm or blood.


Patients with TB often experience fever, which may be low-grade or high-grade.


Profuse sweating, particularly at night, is another characteristic symptom of TB.

Night Sweats

Generalized weakness, fatigue, and malaise are common in TB patients.


Unexplained weight loss is often observed in individuals with TB.

Weight Loss

TB can cause a decreased appetite, leading to significant weight loss over time.

Loss of Appetite

Pain or discomfort in the chest, particularly while coughing or breathing deeply, may occur in TB patients.

Chest Pain

As TB progresses, it can cause difficulty breathing and shortness of breath.

Shortness of Breath

Hemoptysis, or coughing up blood, is a severe symptom of advanced TB.

Coughing up Blood