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Transfer of TB to the fetus during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
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User :   HI MY NAME IS AND I AM A TB PATIENT,,I HAVE ALMOST COMPLETED 4 MONTHS OF MEDICATION FOR MY DISEASE ,LAST MONTH I HAD SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH MY WIFE AND MY WIFE GOT PREGNANT,,IS IT SAFE FOR THIS PREGNANCY OR DO I NEED TO HAVE AN ABORTION FOR THIS PREGNANCY (BECAUSE I AM A PATIENT),,WILL THERE BE ANY EFFECT ON THE CHILD,,PLEASE HELP ME ,,PLEASE PROVIDE ME A GOOD ANSWER
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   please get me a good answer for the above qstn?
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I have seen you question.
Doctor :   May I know your age please ?
User :   26 my age and my wifes age is 21,,we have a daughter for 2 years old
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I would give you xtra 30mins.
Doctor :   pls. do not worry.
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   as i am with one more patient, will get back to you in two minutes.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Yes, you need to get a few tests done for this
User :   ok
Doctor :   1. Amniocentisis
Doctor :   and amniotic fluid analysis ?
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can chat as we have given you xtra 15 mins
User :   is there any problem for giving XXXXXXXX to tthe child as i am a tb patient
Doctor :   TB cannot be transmitted unless the mother has .
Doctor :   So not to worry about that.
User :   thanks
User :   great sir
Doctor :   if the mother is infected it can infect the baby.
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