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Can tuberculosis make me infertile?
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Addiction Medicine
In brief: Yes
Only if it involves the female or male genital tract which is not common in the us , more common in other countries.
Exremely rare.

In brief: Yes
Only if it involves the female or male genital tract which is not common in the us , more common in other countries.
Exremely rare.
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
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