Can coughing cause tuberculosis?

No. However, coughing can be a symptom of tuberculosis. It is a communicable disease and can spread through an infected person coughing nearby healthy people. Mycobacterium tuberculosis that causes the disease is contagious to an extent that spreads even if an infected person talks, laughs and sneezes near healthy people.

As per the available literature, coughing is a symptom of tuberculosis. The National Health Service (NHS) website shows that a persistent cough that lasts for more than three weeks can be a sign of tuberculosis. This means coughing is a symptom of tuberculosis. Also, the person may develop blood or sputum in the cough and suffer from pain in the chest.

A doctor may prescribe a few tests to check if coughing is due to mycobacterium tuberculosis. If not, then the doctor will mostly rule out tuberculosis and conduct more tests to find the cause of coughing.

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