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How long would you have to have an STD to start having feritility problems?

Asked by on September 28, 2013

I have just found out my partner had an affair starting February 08 for three months, he told me he did not always use protection, so I need to go for an STD check up. We are trying to concieve and I just wondered if I did have an infection would it had of caused fertility problems already and how long does it usual take to cause any problems? Helpful and facts only please! All answers appreciated!

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JCH

May 13, 2009 at 9:11 am

Gonorrhea and chlamydia can cause scarring of the fallopian tubes making it difficult to conceive or emergencies such as ectopic pregnancies when the egg doesn't make it to where it's supposed to. There is no set time since it's a matter of severity of infection and the body's reaction to the infection. Don't worry about it unless you test positive, and if so, actually have problems conceiving. Which means trying for a minimum of 12 months without protection. In short, put it out of your head - plenty of people have unprotected sex, get STDs, and have no problems conceiving later on. Which may or may not be a good thing.

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