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does rifampicin & isoniazid tb drugs cause infertility ? & can tuberculosis cervical lymphadenitis cause infertility?

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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TB and infertility: TB can cause infertility, but usually it does not show any kind of symptoms until the infection has advanced to a severe level and can affect the infertility in women as well as in men. In the woman it causes tuberculosis in uterus and fallopian tubes where as in the man it cause tuberculosis of epididymo- orchitis, as a result of which no sperm can get into the semen.
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