Is It Possible To Have Sex With People With Intestinal TB Disease?

I want to ask, my wife is being treated for intestinal disease for 6 months or more, is it permissible to have sex while my wife is outpatient, thanks

1 Answer:

Hello Arul,


Thank you for the question.

Indonesia is one of the countries with the highest TB (Tuberculosis) prevalence in the world. This disease is caused by a bacterial infection called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Most often M. TB infects the lungs, but does not rule out infection in other organ systems, including in the intestine.


Clinical symptoms of intestinal TB vary, some are mild, some are severe. Often, sufferers will complain of indigestion, such as bloating, colic, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and so on. Not only that, intestinal TB will also cause a variety of systemic symptoms, such as mild fever, excessive sweating, weakness, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes (often around the groin), and very drastic weight loss.


Treatment for definitive intestinal TB is done by administering OAT (anti-TB drugs). This treatment is given for at least 6 months, often more, accompanied by periodic controls to evaluate the clinical improvement and progression of the disease. Can also be given several other therapeutic modalities so that clinical symptoms sufferers quickly improve and dangerous complications are avoided.


Not prohibited from having sex with intestinal TB sufferers while he underwent treatment. As long as your immune system is good, and your wife regularly takes medication, intestinal TB is not easily transmitted through sexual contact. So, don't worry about it ...


I hope this helps.

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