A patient sent me this email
I had Laparoscopy 4 months back, was diagnosed with TB PCR, and now I am 5 Weeks Pregnant. My concern is should I continue the medicines prescribed by the doctor? will it cause any birth defect in the baby if i consume the medication like cleft lip ? or will I lose the pregnancy if i don't have the medicines, please advise.
These TB PCR tests are very unreliable ! They are plagued by the problem on false positives - read more about this at http://blog.drmalpani.com/2015/03/laboratory-tb-versus-genital-tb.html
Sadly, most gynecologists are routinely treating all their infertile patients with anti-TB drugs based on their ignorance.
This is why this poor patient is now trapped between a rock and a hard place. She never needed the antiTB drugs in the first place, but is in a dilemma now !
The irony is that her doctor will conclude that it was the antiTB drugs she prescribed which caused her to get pregnant - while the truth is that she got pregnant inspite of the antiTB medicines !
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Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.