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Chlamydia... Rawr ღ 1 child; New Jersey 768 posts
31st May '13

So, when I was about 35 weeks pregnant I had sex with BD and didn't do anything again.. At 36-37 I had a papsmear for STD's and everything came out clean. I haven't had sex since pregnancy. Anyways, around March I went in to get a check up and got tested at Planned Parenthood. A few days ago I got a call and it said that I'm positive for Chlamydia but I don't see how it's possible since I was tested at the end of my pregnancy and I was completely clean.. I also had a uncomplicated vaginal birth and baby was fine. Has this happened to anyone before? I made an appointment with a private gynecologist on the 6th but I can't help but worry.. I did have BV recently but got treated, I don't have any symptoms either.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
31st May '13

It is possible to get an STD through dirty public toilet seats and trying on underwear/swimsuit bottoms without leaving your underwear on. It is rare though.

HotMom21ERF Due December 17 (twins); 1 child; Kentucky 20681 posts
31st May '13

Maybe there was a lab error before that didnt catch it? idk.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29663 posts
31st May '13

Are you sure they tested for STDs at that last appt? If so... maybe it was wrong. Or maybe they reported it wrong :shock: Why did they do a pap so late in pregnancy?

Rawr ღ 1 child; New Jersey 768 posts
31st May '13
Quoting tinana+2:" Are you sure they tested for STDs at that last appt? If so... maybe it was wrong. Or maybe they reported it wrong :shock: Why did they do a pap so late in pregnancy?"


They wanted to check for Strep B and any STD's/bacterial infections.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
31st May '13

It could have been a lab mix up I guess.
Chlamydia can look like BV. Chlamydia is just a bacterial infection.

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14 (boy); 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
31st May '13

I once went to the hospital and was told I had a UTI, treated it and then 4 months later they called and said they made a mistake and I had an std. Honestly I think some people don't know how to do their jobs and things slip between the cracks.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
31st May '13

I thought it could lay dormant?

Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
31st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting tinana+2:</b>" Are you sure they tested for STDs at that last appt? If so... maybe it was wrong. Or maybe they reported it wrong :shock: Why did they do a pap so late in pregnancy?"</blockquote>




:!: are you sure they tested for std's? It's a misconception that they always test for them. In actuality they usually don't unless asked to. In pregnancy they do an std test but it's usually much earlier than 34-36wks.

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
31st May '13

I've never looked up chlamydia, but I think some stds have like a dormant period. So, if you had sex at 35 weeks and were tested at 36-37 weeks maybe it hadn't had time to get into your system or whatever.



Another answer could be that the clinic got the lab work wrong.



Or your doctors office got their lab work wrong.

Rawr ღ 1 child; New Jersey 768 posts
31st May '13

I was having abnormal discharge so they checked for gonorrhea and chlamydia.

Rawr ღ 1 child; New Jersey 768 posts
31st May '13
Quoting Jenna+1:" <blockquote><b>Quoting tinana+2:</b>" Are you sure they tested for STDs at that last ... [snip!] ... In actuality they usually don't unless asked to. In pregnancy they do an std test but it's usually much earlier than 34-36wks."


I had one at 8 weeks and then the second at 36 weeks and a few days.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
31st May '13
Quoting [♥]Mrs. Taylor:" I've never looked up chlamydia, but I think some stds have like a dormant period. So, if you had sex ... [snip!] ... whatever. Another answer could be that the clinic got the lab work wrong. Or your doctors office got their lab work wrong."

Webmd said it can take 1-3 weeks for symptoms to show up but I couldn't find a reliable source for how long it can remain dormant just that many STD's can have a long dormant period.

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
31st May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Madi's*Mama:</b>" Webmd said it can take 1-3 weeks for symptoms to show up but I couldn't find a reliable source for how long it can remain dormant just that many STD's can have a long dormant period. "</blockquote>




I googled after I posted, and I saw on one medical site (I'm mobile, so I can't pull both up at the same time) and it said that there could be a dormancy of like up to a year.

Rawr ღ 1 child; New Jersey 768 posts
31st May '13
Quoting Madi's*Mama:" Webmd said it can take 1-3 weeks for symptoms to show up but I couldn't find a reliable source for how long it can remain dormant just that many STD's can have a long dormant period. "


But supposedly it doesnt cause symptoms sometimes.. It scares me because LO is almost 9 months so that means I've had it for nearly a whole year & it could cause infertility in the future.