(Closed) I tested positive for chlamydia :(

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Did you use protection with that other guy? I don’t even think you can have chlamydia for two years without it affecting your reproductive organs…you should probably get that checked out too.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

chlaymdia can be asymptomatic.  it would also be possible that he contracted it and gave it to you at some point during the last 2 years.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@dearmonny:  It’s more common than you think.  I was an Army medic and let me tell you, we should have given out Tetracycline pils every 6 months.  You can go for a very long time without any signs as well.  

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You can have chlamydia and not show any signs. Thankfully, it is treatable. Focus your energy on your relationship now.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Cady:  I absolutely agree with you. Part of my job is teaching teenagers about STIs. We tell them that the most common symptom is no symptoms at all. You can definitely talk to your doctor if you are concerned about it effecting your fertility.  But like Cady said, What’s important is working on the relationship. If the question is constantly in the back of your mind, it may be good to do some counseling. Also, have you thought of just simply asking him? Would you be able to forgive him if he also slept with someone around the time you did?

How soon were you tested after your last encounter with the other guy? Chlamydia has a very short window period, its usually picked up fairly quickly after its contracted, but maybe you went in during that time.  Also, it was hard to tell from your post, but was he tested and treated as well? I am assuming so, just wanted to be sure.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@dearmonny:  hey i wouldnt be embarrassed this is quite common & as the other girls said most of the time women get no symptoms. has he been tested recently? I just think its really really odd that he was so calm & if u have a tiny thought that he may have given it to u i would look into that a bit further. like if he did know he had it ages ago & got treated but gave it to u & he was too gutless to tell u? if left untreated for a long time it can cause infertility.

 

I would also go back to the doctor & ask how long u couldve had it for (with some things they can tell how overgrown the bacteria are) & how long u shouldve waited to be tested that first time. the doctor wont send u for testing til it will show up so i doubt they wouldve done it at the wrong time. (just trying to rule out the fact that that first test couldve been wrong). seriously if he has done this to u but is only too happy to let u beat urself up about it i will be angry for u!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@dearmonny:  I’m not exactly sure how long you can go without any symptoms but it is known for not showing symptoms. Here’s a quote I found online; 

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S. This infection is easily spread because it often causes no symptoms and may be unknowingly passed to sexual partners. In fact, about 75% of infections in women and 50% in men are without symptoms.

A month or so is probably long enough for it to show in a test. You could always ask your doctor how accurate the tests are. But honestly, I’d recommend just simply asking your fiancé. If you’re getting married its important to be honest with each other. And you don’t want to go on thinking he may have cheated. And I’m sure if he did, you’d want to know. 

Good luck with all of this! Im glad you’re getting treated and I hope it all works out for you two!

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Ive tested positive for it before, this was when I was with my ex, the only other person Ive slept with. At the time my ex had regular sti checks. when I tested positive he got checked and it was negative..He got tested two more times, one test at a different place..still negative. I had the pills and mine was negative. Myabe yours is like my situation. idk if false positives are possible??

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@dearmonny:  I’m just so sad embarrassed and ashamed of myself and feel like he doesnt deserve me.

 

Really? Because I’d be feeling suspicious of him, not embarassed and ashamed of myself! You had a test done when the two of you got back together and it came back negative. Now two years later you’re testing positive, and if he’s the only person you’ve slept with since the negative test, seems like the logical/obvious conclusion would be that you got it from him. Did he also sleep with someone while the two of you were on break two years ago and then not get tested? Or… hate to say it, but could it be more recent than that? His super calm reaction coupled with the timeline of your negative then positive test would have me doubting his faithfulness, I’m sorry OP =(

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Chlamydia shows on an STD screen 72 hours after exposure. If you tested negative when you got back together, maybe you should be talking about something else.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would be quesitoning your FI’s fidelity if I was you. I hate to say it, but his reaction seems mighty fishy to me. I too have unfortunatley had this a couple of times and eachtime I too was symptomless… i used to test myself for everything every 6months when I was single just in case.

Also the first time I caught it was from a cheating boyfriend. That is how he was caught out… We started dating, and had protected sex, but were both clear of it. Then we  only started having unprotected sex but still used contraception 6 months after we started dating we were still both clear… 12 months later, I caught chlamidia and had not slept with anyone else! It was picked up when I had my annual papsmear.

Dont want to put a dampener on your situation but you need to ask some tough questions im afraid xxx 

 

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