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Can a pregnancy be planned if one is on treatment for tuberculosis?

Q: I had 2 recurrent abortions in the past one year both being due to a blighted ovum. After the second one I underwent a battery of tests in which the acid fast bacullius tested positive after 4 weeks of incubation. I have been advised to take ATK 4 and pyridoxin for the first 2 months of the 6 month long treatment. Can I conceive after three months of this treatment while continuing the treatment for 6 months? Is it possible or rather safe to have a pregnancy or is it advisable to wait for the treatment to get over?

A:In an ideal situation, one should plan a pregnancy when one is not on any kind of medication. But in case of tuberculosis, we do know that the disease per se is associated with infertility, even after treatment, so conception planning is best not delayed and certainly can be during the treatment for tuberculosis.

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