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    Default TTC and have a past history of Chlamydia

    Hi everybody,

    I have just joined this forum so am very new to all of this. I don't really have anyone to talk to for advice so thought it may be best to start here.

    I am 29 years old and have been TTC for about 7 months now. My story gets tricky because i have a history of problems and just panicking at this stage.

    So it all starts like this, in my early/late teens a gentleman passed on Chlamydia to me which was not noticed for approx 2-3 years. During the time I found out, I was in a long term relationship with someone and we got it all fixed up. I wasn't on the pill and I wasn't TTC but I wasn't getting pregnant either so we continued to not use protection as I just thought "oh well I cant get pregnant anyway ill be fine". (stupid thinking on a 17 year old). Anyway the inevitable happened and after 2 years of no protection, I fell pregnant at 19. My partner was not going to allow me to keep it (his family was religious & didn't even know about me) so i was taken to the doctor and booked in for the "procedure". Since my early 20's I have been on the pill and am ready to have children with the love of my life. We have been TTC for the last 7 months and it got me to thinking about all my previous problems and the fact that even when I was 17 years old, it did take 2 years for anything to happen. Now I am 29 bordering 30 and still suffering problems and all my friends seem to be getting it done in the first try. Please don't judge me I was just a stupid teenager at the time but has anyone had any experience with TTC & Chlamydia. Did it cause infertility problems for you? I also have not yet been to the doctor as I know you have to wait 12 months before you can talk to them.

    Any help anyone or advice anyone can offer would be much appreciated

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    Hi @misscharlie1985
    I don't have any experience but I would recommend going to your dr and having a chat with them. They do recommend 12 months of trying if you are under the age of 30 usually, but the fact that you have had chlamydia and it took two years at age 17 I would say they might refer you before the 12 months.
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    Yeah, we're TTC and I have concerns about having Chlamydia in the past too. I didn't know I had it for about 12-18 months. Basically, it's the fact that chlamydia, left untreated, can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, which can cause scarring in your tubes etc - that's what causes the risk of infertility.

    If you are worried about it you can have some tests that should be able to tell you whether you have scarring or blockages in your tubes. The fact that you managed to get pregnant once is promising. Your subsequent abortion may have also caused some scarring though.

    Although most doctors will tell you to wait 12 months before worrying, I would say if you tell them you have a specific concern, you might be able to have some testing done.

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    Thanks heaps Ladies for your advice, I really do appreciate it. I think i will make an appointment with my doctor and see what they suggest

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    I would make a visit to your gp. 12 months is a guide. The fact that you have some concerns im sure they will do some investigating for you.

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    Yep agree

    I would go and see your gp. They will refer you to a fertility specialist who will do some tests to determine if you have scarring etc.

    That takes a bit of time so better to get the ball rolling.

    As you found out, even if you have some scarring or difficulties, it certainly doesn't mean you can't fall pregnant. It can just sometimes be a bit harder.

    Fingers crossed for you.


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    Are you charting your BBT? You probably just took 2 yrs to get pregnant because you weren't catching your ovulation day. Bring it up with your doctor but it also helps to have a good record of your cycles. There is probably no issue though.

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    Hun I have been through the exact same thing. Had a termination when I was 18 and had chlamydia I diagnosed for a year. I'm 29 and a mum to a gorgeous little boy. It took us two years to conceive him. Definitely get your tubes checked and good luck with ttc

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    Thanks for all your kind words Ladies. I have been tracking ovulation and that side of things has been really good so I am hopeful but am feeling like my idiot mistakes are coming back to just keep biting me. I have seen my gyno this morning and she has recommended a HSG test and as you can imagine I am petrified after spending all day googling it. So next month ill be having that done and fingers crossed this at least tells me what is going on and helps perhaps unblock it a little.


 

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