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Pelvic Tuberculosis-a silent infertility problem

Pelvic Tuberculosis-a silent infertility problem


Pelvic tuberculosis is a silent infertility problem that may be present for nearly 10-20 years without any symptoms. This becomes the most glaring factor in the rise of infertility. Among all the infertility cases, nearly 5-10% is due to pelvic tuberculosis. Just like normal chest TB, genital TB remains untreated. Poor nutrition, fasting habits of the women and anemia are the major risk factors for the pelvic tuberculosis. The women who affect with pelvic tuberculosis may have symptoms like fatigue, lethargy or slight increment in evening temperature or delay in having child.

Symptoms of Pelvic tuberculosis

  • Pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea (pain with menstruation) is the main symptom
  • Lower abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Chronic back pain
  • Abdominal distention
  • Ovulation dysfunction with absent, excessive or non-cyclic menstruation

Treatments for Pelvic tuberculosis

  • This can be detected easily by pelvic X-ray, dye X-ray test, laparoscopy and blood tests are performed to check the blood count.
  • Very effective and useful medicines are given for the Pelvic Tuberculosis infertility problem, where antitubercular therapy is given in order to kill the bacteria
  • Fallopian tube catheterization (FTC) is used as the effective treatment that helps in the cannulation to the blocked tubes up to a certain extent.

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