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Pregnant. Had an ovary treated suffering from intestinal tuberculosis. Risks involved? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
User:Good evening
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:I have some query regarding pregency
Doctor:Please ask me
User:my wife had an overy operated
User:and now she is suffering from intestinal tuberclosis
User:she is undergoing treatment
Doctor:Oh, I am very sorry to here that
User:is that a problem with pregency
User:now she has only one overy
Doctor:Yes, it is better that she is cured of the intestinal Tuberculosis
Doctor:She can still conceive with one ovary
User:is it like once she is cured should i plan for Conceiving
Doctor:Yes, that is better
Doctor:How many months of treatment has she finished now?
Doctor:Has she been pregnant before?
Doctor:How old is your wife?
Doctor:Is she taking the treatment regularly?
Doctor:Let she continue it
User:i want to clarify about intercourse will that be ok
Doctor:Once she is cured, she can surely proceed
Doctor:You can have sexual intercourse
Doctor:Even if she conceives it is fine
Doctor:But still I want her to be on the safer side
Doctor:At least if she completes 2 months of treatment she can go ahead with conceiving
User:i had seen after the intercourse i see the sperm comes out from her vagina
User:she already completed 5 months
User:of medication
Doctor:That is great
Doctor:Then she can go ahead and conceive now
Doctor:It is a normal finding that some amount of semen do come out of vagina after intercourse
User:i had seen after the intercourse i see the sperm comes out from her vagina
User:and i feel it is not normal
Doctor:It is normal
Doctor:In case you find it abnormal, ask her to lie down and rest in bed for sometime after the intercourse
User:i tried it many times but we failed
User:i hear gas comes out from the vagina and sperm also comes out with it
Doctor:There may be an ubderlying fungal or bacterial infection
Doctor:Please get her examined by a gynecologist once
Doctor:It would be better to get examined and treated accordingly
Doctor:Are you there?
User:its done she had a laproscopy where they had removed all the Adhesions and after that she got many problems solved
Doctor:That is good
User:manly gastric and menses
Doctor:But the kind of gas coming out may be due to bacterial infection
Doctor:Please get her checked for this
User:will this effect the TB treatment
Doctor:It will not affect the treatment
User:is that refundable for icici lombards
Doctor:I am sorry, I am not sure of this
Doctor:You need to contact your HR for this
Doctor:They will be able to help you better on the refundable
User:thanks. any diet advise for intestinal Tuberculosis
Doctor:She needs to take high protein diet
Doctor:One egg everyday is very good
User:thank you
User:i feel the yellow one is not good
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:No, it is good too
Doctor:Please give her one whole boiled egg daily
User:also with the medication she is putting weight
Doctor:Putting on weight is a good sign
Doctor:I am glad about it
User:sorry gaining weight
Doctor:You mean to say she is gaining weight with the medicines?
Doctor:That means to say her general immunity is increasing which is good
Doctor:There is no need to worry about this
User:am not sure i think i am confused
User:gynecologist that she need to loose weight
User:to conceive
Doctor:Yes, that is right
Doctor:But if she has Tuberculosis then putting on weight is a good sign
Doctor:Are you getting me?
User:no sorry
Doctor:Let me explain
Doctor:If one has problem in conceiving we generally advice them to lose weight
Doctor:In TB, there is usually weight loss
Doctor:If a woman has TB and is trying to conceive, then it is a good sign that she puts on weight
Doctor:With medications, TB patients put on weight which is a good sign
Doctor:What is your wife's weight now?
User:not sure
Doctor:Please check with her and let me know again
User:i just check she is 67 and height 5.2
Doctor:Yes, it is still fine
Doctor:There should be no problem for her to conceive now
Doctor:with this weight
User:should i maintain this or should i ask to reduce or gain more
Doctor:Nothing to do
User:any way gaining is easy and loosing is very difficult
Doctor:she is fine with this weight
Doctor:That is right
User:ok we will try to maintain
User:also some time she complaints that stomach is paining
Doctor:Yes, it is possible since she has on ongoing inflammation in the intestines due to TB
User:ohh what can be done at that time
Doctor:She can take anti-spamodics like Cyclopam which will help in relieving the pain
User:she didnt have it till date but just a day or two she had this complaint
Doctor:You may consider taking this tablet and see for the improvement in her symptoms
Doctor:Is that all?
User:sure thank you very much for your advise
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:All the best
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye for now
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