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KDM - June 10

I have had this std and was not diagnosed for 1 year after contracting it from my jerk of an x-bf. I had pid as a result, although no MD knew what the heck was going on. The symptoms disappeared and then I was diagnosed one year after the problems of severe pain occurred. I have been on the pill for 8 years and now am off. I wish to have a child with my husband of 2 years. I have not had a normal cycle in the 21/2 months I have been off the pill. I am worried about ectopic pregnancy and blocked tubes. I am hoping to hear from women that have been in this situation so that we may be a support system for one another. Thanks for reading. :-)


Michelle - June 10

sorry to say i am on the same boat. I believe I am getting punished for what I've done as a teen. It is affecting me in my 20's. I now been married 4 yrs never caught it with hubby it was before hubby. and I am getting punish and cant give my husband his (our) first child together. He and I been together for the longest and so far docs tell me that I am good to go? I also had a laparoscopy which showed Adhesions. My tubes were slightly kinked with ovary. The removed the adhesions and said I was in excellent condition. Still waiting though. Wish you luck. well I hope for the best for both of us. Take care. Dont think like I think and call it punishment, cause I only punish myself. It is gonna happen and I am gonna make sure of that.


Lou - June 10

I had this STD and asked for help if you look at the chlamidia and pregnancy thread you should find more info and people in the same boat. Hope this helps


melissa - June 10

Hey how are you guys...I know everything you read on the net is discouraging BUT I have noticed that the ratio of women that get pregnant is better than women who do not with this infection!! So that is the good news!! Your dr. said your tubes looked good now so you should be OK!! I had this infection from who I believe was my ass of a ex too! I am really not sure how my tubes look..I don't have ins so I have to pay by cash and I just bought a new house so I have to save, we have been trying for about 7 months, nothing yet, I am scheduled to start from the 9 - 13 of this month and nothing yet. I am sure you willget pregnant it just takes time!! Could you imagine how many kids there would be if it was easy to get pregnant?? Michelle, what was your symptoms of PID?? Did your ins cover your lap surgery?? If not how much was it, and what state are you in?? I wish you the best and will talk later!! BABY DUST GIRLS!!!! melissa


melissa - June 10

I meant that the ratio is better for women who have had the infection is better than we think or read!! Melissa


KDM - June 10

Hi Melissa. I had symptoms of PID and they were severe abdominal pain and heavy menstrual bleeding. But, they went away after I got on birth control pills. I had the symptoms from Feb to June of 1998 and was never diagnosed with Chlamydia until about a year later. As you can imagine, I am freaked out about not being able to get pregnant or having ectopic. I am glad to know that the statistics may be better than what we think. My ob told me to try to get pregnant and see what happens. So my husband and I are trying but like I said in my original post, my cycles aren't normal. 1st one after getting off the pill was 57 days and and the second one was 46 days.


a - June 11

Hey guys.... well glad to know I am not the only one with an ass of an X, ha ha. I too got chlymidia, but I am pretty sure I caught it very early on. Not because of symptoms but just because it was time for my yearly exam and they do a std check every anual because I am not married. Anyway I wonder if the damage is done because I had it or maybe I lucked out and there is none because i caught it with in just a few short weeks? What is PID?


Don't they say that every time you get chylmidia it reduces your changes of becoming pregnant by 25% maybe I am just blowing smoke here, but I thought i heard that once.


t - June 11

Each year up to 1 million women in the United States develop PID, a serious infection of the reproductive organs. As many as half of all cases of PID may be due to chlamydial infection, and many of these women don’t have symptoms. PID can cause scarring of the fallopian tubes, which can block the tubes and prevent fertilization from taking place. Researchers estimate that 100,000 women each year become infertile because of PID.

July 2004

Chlamydia (“kla-MID-ee-uh”) is a curable sexually transmitted infection (STI), which is caused by bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. You can get genital chlamydial infection during oral, vaginal, or anal sexual contact with an infected partner. It can cause serious problems in men and women, such as penile discharge and infertility respectively, as well as in newborn babies of infected mothers.

Chlamydia is one of the most widespread bacterial STIs in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 3 million people are infected each year.


Chlamydia bacteria live in vaginal fluid and in semen. Chlamydia is sometimes called the “silent” disease because you can have it and not know it. Symptoms usually appear within 1 to 3 weeks after being infected. Those who do have symptoms may have an abnormal discharge (mucus or pus) from the vagina or penis or experience pain while urinating. These early symptoms may be very mild.

The infection may move inside your body if it is not treated. Bacteria can infect the cervix, fallopian tubes, and urine canal in women, where they can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). In men the bacteria can cause epidydimitis (inflammation of the reproductive area near the testicles). PID and epidydimitis are two very serious illnesses.

C. trachomatis also can cause inflammation of the rectum and lining of the eye (conjunctivitis or “pink eye”). The bacteria also can infect the throat from oral sexual contact with an infected partner.


Chlamydia is easily confused with gonorrhea because the symptoms of both diseases are similar and the diseases can occur together, though rarely.

The most reliable ways to find out whether the infection is chlamydia are through laboratory tests.

• The usual test is for a health care provider to collect a sample of fluid from the vagina or penis and send it to a laboratory that will look for the bacteria.

• The other test looks for bacteria in a urine sample and does not require a pelvic exam or swabbing of the penis, and results are available within 24 hours.


If you are infected with C. trachomatis, your health care provider will probably give you a prescription for an antibiotic such as azithromycin (taken for one day only) or doxycycline (taken for 7 days). Or, you might get a prescription for another antibiotic such as erythromycin or ofloxacin.

Health care providers may treat pregnant women with azithromycin or erythromycin, or sometimes, with amoxicillin. Penicillin, which health care providers often use to treat some other STIs, won’t cure chlamydial infections.

If you have chlamydia, you should

• Take all your medicine, even after symptoms disappear, for the amount of time prescribed

• Go to your health care provider again if your symptoms do not disappear within 1 to 2 weeks after finishing the medicine

• Tell your sex partners that you have chlamydia so they can be tested and treated, if necessary

You also should not have sexual intercourse until your treatment is completed and successful.


The surest way to avoid transmission of STIs is to not have sexual contact or to be in a long-term mutually monogamous relationship with a partner who has been tested and is not infected.

You can reduce your chances of getting chlamydia or giving it to your partner by using male latex condoms correctly every time you have sexual intercourse.

Health experts recommend chlamydia screening annually for all sexually active women 25 years of age and younger. Health care experts also recommend an annual screening test for older women with risk factors for chlamydia (a new sex partner or many sex partners). In addition, all pregnant women should have a screening test for chlamydia.

If you experience genital symptoms like burning while urinating or have a discharge, you should see your health care provider immediately.


Each year up to 1 million women in the United States develop PID, a serious infection of the reproductive organs. As many as half of all cases of PID may be due to chlamydial infection, and many of these women don’t have symptoms. PID can cause scarring of the fallopian tubes, which can block the tubes and prevent fertilization from taking place. Researchers estimate that 100,000 women each year become infertile because of PID.

In other cases, scarring may interfere with the passage of the fertilized egg to the uterus during pregnancy. When this happens, the egg may attach itself to the fallopian tube. This is called ectopic or tubal pregnancy. This very serious condition results in a miscarriage and can cause death of the mother.


Michelle - June 11

Melissa I am a army spouse it cost $700 euros here and I didnt pay anything. I am stationed in Germany but from Virginia hubby from Texas. Also I never had symtoms of PID never was told I had that. But I hope I work all my problems out, I am soooo glad hubby is on the same page about everyone makes mistakes and I was so young and stupid. Now i feel I am getting punished. You made a great point also. If all women were easier to get pregnant imagine how many would be pregnant and how many kids would be running around. Oh and talk about taxes lol. Take care babydust,.



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