TB i.e. Tuberculosis is a spreading disease. It mainly affects the lungs. Along with this, it can also affect other body parts like joints, kidney, spine and brain. TB is considered to be the biggest cause of death for women worldwide. Women of reproductive age are at the highest risk of contracting TB. Symptoms of TB are almost the same in everyone, whether male or female, such as fever, cough, weight loss etc. If we talk only about women, their fertility can be affected due to TB. Some other symptoms may also be seen. In such a situation, In this article we will know what are the symptoms of TB in women -

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  1. Symptoms of TB In Women
  2. Does TB Affect Female Fertility?
  3. Summary
Doctors for From Cough to Fatigue: Common TB Symptoms in Women

About one-third of the world's population is infected with TB. In this too, women aged 15-49 have a higher risk of getting infected. In developing countries, TB is the third leading cause of death among women of reproductive age. The symptoms of TB in men and women are almost the same, such as fever, sweating, cough, difficulty in breathing or weight loss. Come, let us know these symptoms of TB in women in detail -

Excessive Sweating Due To Tuberculosis

One of the most common symptoms of TB in women is sweating. When women have TB, they keep sweating all day long, no matter what the weather. In the case of TB, one sweats more even when it is cold.

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Cough Due To Tuberculosis

Cough is the most common symptom in women who have lung TB. Initial symptoms include cough or later mucus and blood also starts coming out. In such a situation, if someone has had a cough for more than two weeks, then they are advised to get a TB test done.

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Fever Due To Tuberculosis

Women have fever when they have TB. Initially the fever is normal, but as the infection progresses, the fever also starts increasing.

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Chest Pain Due To Tuberculosis

Chest pain is also a symptom of TB. Most women do not take chest pain seriously, which can later lead to TB as well as many other serious diseases.

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Weight Loss Due To Tuberculosis

It is said that whether it is a man or a woman, weight loss is one of the most prominent symptoms of TB. If we talk only about women, they do not feel hungry due to TB, due to which they start feeling tired and weak and start losing weight.

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Breathing Problems Due To Tuberculosis

People suffering from TB suffer from coughing a lot, due to which they start having trouble breathing and may feel tired all the time. At the same time, due to excessive coughing, the problem of breathlessness also starts.

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Stomach Pain Due To Tuberculosis

When there is TB in the uterus, women have more pain in the lower abdomen. Apart from this, white discharge comes from the vagina and symptoms like fatigue are felt. This condition can be quite serious. Apart from this, many other symptoms can also be seen, such as -

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When the bacteria affects the uterus, it causes uterine tuberculosis, which mainly affects women in their reproductive age. It is usually identified during infertility check-up. MTB bacteria enter other organs including reproductive organs through blood and cause infection in the fallopian tube, uterus or endometrial lining. TB has the potential to seriously damage the fallopian tubes. If its early stage is not detected, it can cause serious health complications. Due to this, a woman may also face infertility problems.

Symptoms of TB in the uterus may include irregular period cycle, pelvic pain, blood discharge or blood discharge after sex. In more than 95 percent of cases, infection has been found to affect the fallopian tubes, 50 percent of the endometrium and 30 percent of the ovaries.

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TB is caused by a bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. These bacteria spread through the air and mainly affect the lungs. This disease is the leading cause of death among women worldwide compared to men. In women, even the uterus can be affected due to TB. TB disease in women has a bad effect, which is increasing rapidly in India. Due to this, women can also become victims of infertility. In such a situation, it is important to pay attention to the time constraints.

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