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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Pregnancy following uterine TB
I was diagnosed with a cyst in my ovary and after laproscopy and subsequent testing, the doctor said that I have uterine tuberculosis. I have been asked to take anti TB medication for 6 months. What are the chances that I will be able to conceive normally?
That will depend upon the damage to your uterus and/or fallopian tubes. If the tubes are severely damaged, the use of in vitro fertilization can be successful, provided your uterine cavity is normal (this can be determined by either hysteroscopy [telescope in the uterus] or by a dye test [hysterosalpingogram]).
Daniel B Williams, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati