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Could I have an STD?(5 Posts)
I posted this in chat but I’ve had no replies:
I have another thread running in Relationships so I hope no one minds me starting another.
I have been with my husband for about 12 years. In the early months of our relationship, I was very young and going through a really difficult time in my life and I was unfaithful to him on numerous occasions. I had an STD test which came back that I had chlamydia and we were both treated. I don’t think I slept with anyone else after that infection but I can’t say that for 100% because I can’t remember that time in my life with a lot of clarity. In over 11 years that have passed since then, I have been completely faithful. DH and I went on to have 2 children and I know they test for some STDs in pregnancy. I have also had swabs done by the GP 3 times. Actually, twice by the GP, once by my midwife. Twice was for suspected thrush and once was for lower abdominal pain. The swabs came back positive for thrush the first 2 times and positive for a bacterial infection the 3rd time (I remember the word E-coli being mentioned). Anyway those swabs didn’t pick up any STD’s but I don’t know if a GP/midwife would have had them tested for them? I just wondered if there is anyone on here who may know more about this and may be able to help ☺️ Thank you.
The blood tests at booking do a test for some STDs but things like chlamydia and gonorrhea wouldn't come up in that. I think they only test for those if you're under 25.
The swab that tests for thrush wouldn't show them up either (it would show BV and StrepB etc) I have had reoccurring thrush this pregnancy and some spotting so at my last swab for thrush they also got me to do a different swab which would test for chlamydia and gonorrhea just to rule that out as a cause for spotting.
If you're genuinely concerned you have them then you can request a swab for them
See I was 24 in my first pregnancy but I don’t remember having any swans done then so I’m guessing they didn’t test me?
They may not have tested you. If you're concerned you have it I'd just ask to be tested.
Thanks Minty. Going to go to the clinic next week and have some swabs done for peace of mind.
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