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STD results back.

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LessonsinL Thu 02-Jun-11 15:56:05

I started a similar thread in relationships - but thought I'd cross post to see if I could get any more information on your experiences of this sort of thing smile

Some of you may remember me posting about my DP - that relationship ended about 2 weeks ago. I took myself to the STD clinic today as I've had some symptoms and they're reputedly much quicker at diagnosis, plus it's good to have a full screening after/before new parters.

Well, I've been told that nothing's definite, but from the symptoms and gentle internal examination, it's been suggested that I have P.I.D. It's too soon to tell from the rest results, but this could be caused by chlamydia, gonorrhoea or general infection, but it's most likely to be a sexually transmitted disease. They advised me to tell my ex and have put me on a course of 2 types of 2 week antibiotics, plus an injection to cover any basis as if it is PID, it needs to be treated now as it could affect my fertility.

I'm totally taken aback as I believed that my ex was sexually faithful to me in our relationship - I know I was!! I honestly don't know what to do. Should I wait for the final test results or confront him straight away - bearing in mind that he is more than a bit of a liar. But I don't want to bear the responsibility of his next poor partner contracting this disease from him.

Or maybe I'm just overreacting, and the people at the clinic like to cover all bases when it comes to this sort of thing. Do they? Could it just be one of those things - an infection and not sexually transmitted?

neverontime Thu 02-Jun-11 16:03:04

It could definately be just an infection. Thats how i got it, and i know my ex-husband never cheated on me.

NulliusInVerba Thu 02-Jun-11 23:43:57

Firstly, its not set in stone that PID is caused by a sexually transmitted infection. There are other things that can cause it, but most likely STD.

Secondly, how long were you with your partner?

Because sometimes certain infections can take months or even years to show symptoms in women. It is entirely possible for example, that you caught chlamydia before you got together, and the gradual damage has become PID and this is the first sign you've seen.

I wouldnt confront him untill you know for definate what caused it. Only you know how likely it is that he cheated.

LessonsinL Fri 03-Jun-11 00:48:09

18 months. I had a test before we started not using condoms, and I was clean, as, he claimed, was he.

NulliusInVerba Fri 03-Jun-11 00:49:40

Oh ok, well then it does look as if he either lied to you, either by not having the tests at all or about the results, or that he has been elsewhere.

Thats not a nice thing to go through. I would still wait though, to check it is an STD.

NulliusInVerba Fri 03-Jun-11 00:50:39

You havent got a coil have you?

Coils can be a cause of PID, sometimes getting misplaced.

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