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Infertility

Pregnancy following uterine TB

03/13/2009

Question:

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?

Answer:

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]). 

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Response by:

Daniel B Williams, MD Daniel B Williams, MD
Formerly:
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati