Saturday, November 07, 2015

Why do Indian IVF doctors want to treat everyone with TB drugs ?

I just got this email from a patient.

3 different tests of TB negative , still my doctor suspects TB bcoz my tubes showed beaded in lapro.
I feel sorry for Indian patients. Some IVF specialists seem to think that all infertile women have "latent" TB, and put practically everyone who comes to them on anti-TB drugs.

I wonder why they even bother to do the tests if they are going to "treat " the patient with antiTB medicines, irrespective of the results of the tests ! This is why they orders lots of tests mindlessly, with the hope that at least one of them will be positive, and will confirm their "clinical suspicion !"

" Beaded tubes" are completely normal, and a hardly a reason to put a healthy young infertile woman on antiTB meds. These are toxic , and the misuse of antiTB medicines encourages the spread of drug -resistant TB in this country.

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