eg. How do you approach an STD test with a new partner?

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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Andy  

May 13, 2009 at 2:24 am

No, most STD would cause just irritating symptoms though they are called STIs now as they are curable.

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FCR88  

May 13, 2009 at 2:25 am

STDs and Infertility
Some STDs can have serious effects on your reproductive system, especially if you leave them untreated. Unfortunately, because many STDs cause only minor symptoms, many infected men and women do not get the necessary treatment. As a result, a large number of people suffer the effects of STD-induced infertility.

The majority of men who are infected with an STD exhibit symptoms soon after infection. This means that, on the whole, most men do seek treatment in time to prevent any damage to their infertility. However, this is not always the case. Every year, 500 000 men develop epididymitis as a result of STD infection. Epididymitis causes inflammation in the one of the vessels which transports semen from the testicles. Epididymitis can result in the complete blockage of these vessels, causing male infertility.

Many women who contract STDs do not develop visible STD symptoms, and, as a result, are more likely not to seek prompt treatment. This can be a major cause of infertility. Some unaddressed STDs can cause an infection of the reproductive organs. Known as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), this infection can cause scarring of the fallopian tubes making pregnancy difficult.

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Dr Ester  

May 13, 2009 at 3:36 am

there is some STD which can cause fertility ! but anyway go to your doctor to know – have you STD or not! because if you have not any symptoms then I think more likely you dont have STD!
AND GET RID OF YOUR UNFAITHFUL PARTNER!!!

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Logan  

May 13, 2009 at 5:59 am

I am not sure exactly, the best way is to ask a doctor. But I agree with the previous poster, get rid of your unfaithful partner. Don’t be one of those stupid girls who forgive their partner for cheating on them because he told you he’s sorry or didn’t mean it. He’s been having an affair for three months and he didn’t use protection. It doesn’t sound like he didn’t mean to cheat on, it seems he was actually enjoying it.

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Archi  

May 13, 2009 at 6:48 am

gonorrhea can give you terrible problems if your trying to conceive, it can shut down your tubes and make it horrible for you, and its likely you can have it for some time and not even detect it or feel symptoms in your body.go get tested and in some stores they have personal std kits but go to the dr and get a pap.

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