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 stool. My gynecologist advised me for Mantoux, which came out as positive. I am planning for a baby for three months. My menstrual cycle is fairly regular with an interval of 21 days and I have dysmenorrhea since my menarche. Am I suffering from genital tuberculosis?
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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 chance of genital TB and you have to take treatment for it for around four to six months accordingly.
If TB PCR is negative, then you do not have to worry.
For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist
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