Will my fiancée get cured of brain TB after 1.5 years?
Q: I am a 26 years old male going to marry a girl of my age who is suffering from brain TB right now. The doctor has prescribed her certain medicines, which have some side effects and may affect our progeny. Is there any guarantee that she would be fine after one and a half years of proper medication?
A:In medicine, there can be no guarantees that someone will be all right after 1.5 years. In fact, I doubt if you can guarantee that you will be all right after 1 year. TB used to be considered a bad disease earlier when there was no cure. But currently, with the treatment and medical care available today, it is far preferable to some of the alternative diagnoses that may be more dangerous. The anti-TB medicines that she is taking may have side effects. You could avoid conception till she completes the treatment. I suggest that you confront your issues by personally consulting the doctor who is treating your friend.