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Why are tuberculosis tablets prescribed for fallopian tube block/pregnancy?

Why are tuberculosis tablets prescribed for fallopian tube block/pregnancy?

TB and fertility: Tuberculosis is a known, but rare, cause of tubal blockage. Once diagnosed, a cure is unusual. Tb pills are used to stop progression, and prevent the illness from progressing elsewhere, but generally cannot solve the fertility problem. Ivf can be considered. ...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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Can medication induced abortion at 6 weeks ..Cause blockage of fallopian tubes?

Can medication induced abortion at 6 weeks ..Cause blockage of fallopian tubes?

Not likely: A medical abortion, by itself, will not cause blockage of the fallopian tubes. If you get an infection in the uterus, especially if it is a sexually-transmitted infection, after the abortion, it can cause blockage of your fallopian tubes. ...Read more

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Can you perscribe medication for PID & blocked tubes??

A doctor can: A medical evaluation is needed to arrive at the diagnosis of PID and the medical professional will then prescribe appropriate medication for the condition. A test is needed to diagnose blocked tubes. Follow up with your physician ...Read more

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A recent HSG test revealed that 1 tube was blocked. I have endometriosis. Would Clomid (clomiphene) be helpful to achieve pregnancy. I'm 28 with no kids & 2ectopic?

A recent HSG test revealed that 1 tube was blocked. I have endometriosis. Would Clomid (clomiphene) be helpful to achieve pregnancy. I'm 28 with no kids & 2ectopic?

Time for consult: With ectopic or two and blocked tube or tubes, you need to see a fertility specialist to define your options. You may need to bypass bad tubes and do IVF to achieve pregnancy. They can stimulate your ovaries, harvest eggs, fertilize them with dads sperm & plant embryos into your uterus directly.Clomid might stimulate egg production but if there is nowhere safe they can go it won't help. ...Read more

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Hsg side effect of HSG fallopian tube test ?

Cramping: If the tubes are open and you usually don't have pain with your periods you will have minimal discomfort. If you have history of pid you can get a flare of the infection. Cramping pain is the major side effect. ...Read more

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Had ectopic pregnancy successfully treated with 1dose of methotrexate. How likely is Fallopian scarring after this?

Had ectopic pregnancy successfully treated with 1dose of methotrexate. How likely is Fallopian scarring after this?

It was already there: Most Fallopian tube(ectopic) pregnancies already had luminal (phenobarbital) adhesions or scarring that stopped the fertilized ovum from transporting itself down the tube to the uterus. Methotrexate was the least traumatic way to end the ectopic as opposed to surgery. ...Read more

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What causes mucus plug to block fallopian tubes? Does pcos produce mucus to block tubes?

What causes mucus plug to block fallopian tubes? Does pcos produce mucus to block tubes?

The glands: The glands in the pelvic region are constantly giving off fluid and some women tend to produce more mucus than others. Pcos does not cause mucus plugs. It is not known exactly why some women have mucus plugs in their tubes vs those who do not. ...Read more

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Previous 2x miscarriages can make fallopian tube infection? I had miscarriage w/ out d&c is this the reason i hve infection.

Previous 2x miscarriages can make fallopian tube infection? I had miscarriage w/ out d&c  is this the reason i hve infection.

Miscarriage: It is possible to get an infection after a miscarriage but just not having a d;c wouldn't necessarily cause it. There are lots of factors involved. Hopefully you are being cared for by an ob. ...Read more

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After treatment of lymp node tuberculosis can I plan for pregnancy? During pregnancy TB can relapse? Can the fetus be infected with TB ?

After treatment of lymp node tuberculosis can I plan for pregnancy? During pregnancy TB can relapse? Can the fetus be infected with TB ?

Relapse lTBunlikely: After complete treatment you can plan for pregnancy,and relapse of TB is unlikely . The fetus does not get tuberculosis,you can have normal healthy baby. ...Read more

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HSG test left tube block at fimbrial end, right normal.Doc suggested some heating treatment using electromagnetic waves and one inj daily.Will it open?

HSG test left tube block at fimbrial end, right normal.Doc suggested some heating treatment using electromagnetic waves and one inj daily.Will it open?

It depends on block: It will depend on whether the Fallopian tube fimbria is blocked from the inside by previous infection or blocked from the outside by adhesions and "kinking" of the tubal "fingers" The latter can be unblocked by surgery with lysis of the adhesions. The former block(internal) can maybe be opened by microsurgical recanalization. Please note that I did not mention electromagnetic waves at all. ...Read more

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What can block fallopian tubes after child birth?

What can block fallopian tubes after child birth?

Many Causes: Some times an infection develops that can block the tubes. If a woman has a cesarean delivery, sometimes scar tissues develops that blocks the tubes. It is also possible that the tubes were damaged or infection before delivery and over time the damage just got worse and eventually caused the tubes to be blocked. ...Read more

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Is fusinol which contains fusidic acid and beclomethasone dipropuonate ..safe in pregnancy as m 7 mnths pregnant. .

Is fusinol which contains fusidic acid and beclomethasone dipropuonate ..safe in pregnancy as m 7 mnths pregnant. .

Yes but: Used as directed it is safe,containing an antibiotic and a topical steroid. However postpartum it does appear in breast milk and needs to be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can e coli infection in the uterus block fallopian tube?

Can e coli infection in the uterus block fallopian tube?

Salpingitis: Yes, scarring of the fallopian tubes can occur with any form of inflammatory process. ...Read more

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Possible to have viable pregnancy after 1 miscarriage@6wks, 1 chemical, 1 ectopic w/ right tube removed@7wks? Hsg good. Any other recommended tests?

Possible to have viable pregnancy after 1 miscarriage@6wks, 1 chemical, 1 ectopic w/ right tube removed@7wks? Hsg good. Any other recommended tests?

Yes: Your history is complicated.Your gynecologists should be consulted regarding the value of additional testing. With the history you have provided your pregnancy losses do not appear to be related to a specific single cause. Your gynecologist could help determine if there is additional historical information that may identify a cause and this could result in additional specific testing. ...Read more

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common cause for ectopic occurring after a 1st ectopic? my tubes showed clear w/ HSG. please share other possibilities besides tube issues

Ans: The fact that the tube was preserved after the ectopic is good. There is always a chance of an ectopic but as long as the tube is not damaged or scared the chance of ectopic does not increase ...Read more

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