Genitourinary Tuberculosis

Genitourinary Tuberculosis is an infection of the genital tract with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which usually follows pulmonary Tuberculosis in 2% to 20% of individuals. Risk factors include primary disease of Tuberculosis, any previous infection, immunocompromised patients, and unhygienic living conditions. Treatment involves a four-drug regimen of Rifampin, Isoniazid, Pyrazinamide, and Ethambutol for six months, followed by Isoniazid and Rifampin for two months. Surgical treatment may be necessary in few cases.

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After an abortion, my wife is facing difficulty in conceiving. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, We are trying to conceive for the past two years. My wife had an abortion two years back during the second month of her pregnancy. The doctor said both of our reports are normal (HSG and sperm count). My wife underwent IUI two months back without any luck. She is taking Fertisure F and D...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Deshwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many causes for difficulty in conceiving. They are as follows. Intrauterine adhesions. Adhesions around fallopian tube. Genital tuberculosis. Sperm quality. Weight gain. Endometriosis, etc. I would suggest you consult a gynecologist and resolve any of these ca...  Read Full »

How to control creatinine levels?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 74 year old male. For the past two years I am house-ridden, but not bedridden yet. I feel tired after walking a mere half a kilometer. I walk with the help of a walking stick, because I lose balance while walking. Sometimes I feel orthostatic hypotension. I consulted a cardiol...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Somani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please attach all your CT reports and your blood profile for my best opinion. Thanks. Revert back with the reports to a nephrologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/nephrologist  Read Full »

Mantoux test is positive. Am I suffering from tuberculosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I had pulmonary tuberculosis in my teen age. After a full course of ATT, I was recovered and no findings on sputum and x-ray. Now, I am 30 years old. I have left lower abdomen pain since two to three years. But, it is not severe. The pain is intermittent and often relieved by passing stoo...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mantoux positive is showing sensitivity to tuberculin antigen. It is a screening test and not a confirmatory test. If it comes positive, then do TB PCR (tuberculosis polymerase chain reaction) for confirmation. If that too comes positive, then it means there is a c...  Read Full »

My wife was diagnosed with GUTB and was tested positive for TB. After 2 months of fertility treatment, she complained of vomiting and giddiness.

Query: Hi, My wife was diagnosed with GUTB (Genitourinary Tuberculosis) and was tested positive for TB PCR. HSG showed blocked fallopian tube whereas USG showed normal ovaries and uterus. After 9 months of ATT (Antitubercular Treatment) her fallopian tube opened during the HSG test. Thereafter doctor start...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your wife is suffering from tuberculosis and it affects her fallopian tube. Now she is suffering from PID, it may be because of tuberculosis or because of some other infection. She feels nausea because of PID or because of drugs used in conception. Please do not worry, co...  Read Full »

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