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Does latent TB cause infertility ?

Hi, I m 29 years old and trying to conceive since past 1.5 yrs. Got mantoux test positive (18X15) but x-ray was normal. Shall I start treatment for latent tb in order to conceive? All other reports of me and hubby are normal so does that mean the latent tb is not letting me conceive? What should be my next step if I wish to conceive asap?
Asked On : Mon, 11 Apr 2011
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Just based on positive mantoux test it is not advisable to start with anti-tuberculous drugs.You need to get investigated for extra pulmonary TB that is TB in any other part of your body like abdominal TB;endometrial TB;or Tb of any other organ.To confirm you can do a Immunological test of TB IgG ;&IgM ;a recent addition to it is TB Gold which is a confirmed test to diagnose TB.Get the test done & if positive then after consulting your doctor you can start medicines if he prescribes.
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Answered: Tue, 12 Apr 2011
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