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Can tuberculosis make me infertile?

Can tuberculosis make me infertile?

Yes: ....But very unlikely. Tb (tuberculosis) is primarily a respiratory infection, however, extra-pulmonary (outside of the lungs) infections can occur. If such and infection occurred in the reproductive organs, infertility theoretically could happen. Such an infection would be extremely rare. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Lindquist
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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more


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Cured from koch's lymphadenitis.can Tuberculosis lymphadenitis make me infertile? Is pregnancy possible after treatment? Can i marry?

Cured from koch's lymphadenitis.can Tuberculosis lymphadenitis make me infertile? Is pregnancy possible after treatment? Can i marry?

Yes, if treated: Tuberculosis can affect female fertility, usually by causing blockage of the fallopian tube (which carries the egg from the ovary to the uterus). Two out of 10 women suffering from TB cannot bear children, but experts say that with advanced medical treatment now available, if the diagnosis is early enough, Genital TB can be treated and the woman can regain fertility. See an infectious disease MD ...Read more

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Does Tuberculosis neck lymphadenitis cause infertility?

Does Tuberculosis neck lymphadenitis cause infertility?

TB lymphadenitis: No-this disease will not cause u to be infertile. That's at least looking at your 'whole life'. In the short term u may be 'wiped out' from fighting this infection, so sometimes your period won't come (hence you're not fertile for that month). The body does that to devote resources where they need to go -which is getting u better. U will get through this and be healthy enough to have a baby later. ...Read more

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Can tuberculosis neck lymphadenitis cause infertility even after the disease is treated?

Tb Lymphadenitis: TB is a systemic disease. It can cause infertility. The chances reduce after proper anti tuberculous treatment. ...Read more

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Can Tuberculosis lymphadenitis cause infertility Can treated TB pass to fetus can baby get TB from me even after treatment?

TB and infertility: Yes, tuberculosis can result in infertility. Log on and read NN Chowdhury - Journal of the Indian Medical Association, 1996 - ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. This is a complicated subject and cannot be thoroughly discussed in this space. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does rifampicin & isoniazid TB drugs cause infertility ? & can tuberculosis cervical lymphadenitis cause infertility?

Does rifampicin & isoniazid TB drugs cause infertility ? & can tuberculosis cervical lymphadenitis cause infertility?

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. ...Read more

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How does tuberculosis spread?

Airborne: When people who have active tuberculosis in the lung cough, thousands to hundreds of thousands of TB causing bacteria become airborne. People in close proximity will inhale the bacteria and thus get the disease. ...Read more

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What drugs treat tuberculosis?

Excellent article: See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tuberculosis/basics/definition/con-20021761

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Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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Tuberculosis (Definition)

Is an infection in the body with mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is almost always acquired via the respiratory tract from which it can spread to other organs. After that, the immune system walls the bacteria off. All of this usually occurs without symptoms. After that, activation of the infection can occur in about 10% of the total patients. Half of this risk is in ...Read more


Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility is defined medically as the inability to conceive a baby after 12 months of ...Read more