When a woman suffering from infertility sees a doctor, the doctor may suggest a PPD to check for [tuberculosis].
Many people will wonder, isn’t tuberculosis growing in the lungs, why do you have to check tuberculosis even if you can’t have a child?
The PPD test is to find Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
PPD test is also called tuberculin test, which is a diagnosis of tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is a chronic infectious disease caused by tuberculosis bacilli invading the human body. The most common is tuberculosis, which occurs in other organs outside the lung and is collectively referred to as [extrapulmonary tuberculosis].
Reproductive organs can also [get tuberculosis]
When Mycobacterium tuberculosis invades female reproductive organs such as fallopian tubes, endometrium, ovaries, pelvic peritoneum and cervix, it will cause tuberculosis of reproductive organs and induce tuberculous pelvic inflammatory disease.
Tuberculosis of reproductive organs can cause infertility.
After invading the reproductive organs, the vast majority of conjugated bacilli will infect the fallopian tubes and then gradually spread to the uterus, etc. However, no matter which segment of the reproductive organs occurs, infertility will be caused.
- If tuberculosis occurs in the fallopian tube, Can make fallopian tube thickening, hardening, The cilia on the surface of the oviduct mucosa were destroyed, Causing fallopian tubes to [obstruct], Loss of normal function and infertility. If tuberculosis occurs in the uterus, Endometrium can produce abnormal hyperplasia or ulcer, so the basis of pregnancy is very poor. If the disease is serious, most of the endometrium will be destroyed and amenorrhea will also lead to infertility. A few tuberculosis occurs in the ovary, which is more troublesome. If the basic function of the ovary is destroyed, there is no way to produce eggs normally, resulting in infertility.
It should be reminded that the vast majority of tuberculosis in female genital organs is [secondary infection], that is to say, tuberculosis in lung, intestinal tract or urinary tract first occurs and then spreads to reproductive organs through blood system or lymphatic system. Therefore, those who have had tuberculosis before must review and confirm the treatment.
See a doctor as soon as possible if infertility is found.
Due to individual differences, the manifestations of female genital tuberculosis vary greatly. Some people have mild or no obvious symptoms, while others have severe symptoms.
If you find infertility (no contraception, have normal sex life for 1 year has not been pregnant), and have long-term low fever, night sweat, loss of appetite, lower abdominal pain, menstrual disorders and other symptoms, you must go to the hospital in time to see, find out the reason. Through active anti-tuberculosis treatment, there is still a chance to conceive children again.