What is Genito-urinary Tuberculosis ?

We have all heard about tuberculosis. When the same tuberculosis bacteria enter the genital or urinary system they cause destruction of these organs and cause symptoms of Genitourinary Tuberculosis. Usually these tuberculosis bacteria gain access to the organs via blood flow or lymphatic flow.

Genito-Urinary Tuberculosis can affect:

Kidneys – Causes abscesses and loss or kidney function.

Ureters – Cause stricture or narrowing of the ureter and blockage in the flow of urine. This leads to kidney damage

Bladder – Reduces bladder capacity and causing symptoms of Urinary Tract Infections

Epididymis – Causes blockage in the epididymal tubule and leads to infertility.