Clamidya ... Help me someone lol

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Beckysk Sun 02-Oct-16 19:22:48

So... I need some of your help.
the last time I had sex with my children's father is when I was pregnant with my daughter. I was about 4 months. I gave birth to my daughter and seperated from him shortly after. Now then I got in a new relationship for the past year with someone else, he told me he got tested before he slept with me. Now I'm pregnant, due to have an abortion, had a call from the clinic to tell me I have Clamidiya. :/
Now... My thoughts are it must be from the current guy, and I'm not to blame as surely when I was pregnant they test you for these things, and surely I could have given it to my child during childbirth.
God knows how this has happened, I mean I've slept with 2 people in the ten years. But before I blame the current guy, I want to make sure it couldn't have been my ex.

Some one help!

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SouthernComforts Sun 02-Oct-16 19:29:06

Assuming you were tested during your previous pregnancy then yes it must be from your current partner. Tell him immediately so you can both get treatment asap.

Motherfuckers Sun 02-Oct-16 19:30:46

If you have not been tested previously, surely it could have been either of them that you contracted it from. My understanding is that chlamydia is often symptomless, but quite common. It doesn't matter that you only slept with two people, they could have slept with hundreds.

Beckysk Sun 02-Oct-16 19:31:43

Thank you for your reply.

I figured it was routine, but didn't actually know for sure if they did one??

Yes he's got his phone off, but have been convinced he's been cheating on me. May be his chance to come clean

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Beckysk Sun 02-Oct-16 19:32:23

Routine to check for stis in pregnancy

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PenguinPoser Sun 02-Oct-16 19:32:56

Chlamydia testing is not routine in pregnancy so you could have had previously

BurnTheBlackSuit Sun 02-Oct-16 19:33:32

Could you ask your GP to find out if you were tested in your last pregnancy for you?


DocMcFanjo Sun 02-Oct-16 19:36:29

Chlamydia isn't tested for in pregnancy, so unless you specifically requested an STI screen at that time then it could be from either.

Beckysk Sun 02-Oct-16 19:39:29

Isn't it? Wow. So I could have had it previously and passed it on to my daughter during birth because someone cheated on me. RAW. I was tested for it before I got together with my child's father, so it was him or the current guy!

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Beckysk Sun 02-Oct-16 19:55:37

Just thought I had a smear after my baby was born. Wouldn't it show up then?

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AnchorDownDeepBreath Sun 02-Oct-16 19:58:43

I don't think they check for chlamydia during smears but I could be wrong!

Chewingthecrud Sun 02-Oct-16 20:01:49

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StarsandSparkles Sun 02-Oct-16 20:02:27

I got a chlamydia check when i pregnant

TwentyCups Sun 02-Oct-16 20:06:01

If you were under 25 during your last pregnancy you will have been screened ( I don't know if this is consistent all over the UK though). Is it possible to pass to a baby?

abbinob Sun 02-Oct-16 20:10:06

You can pass it to a baby but they get conjunctivitis, I think it's 40% of the time that it is passed on through birth so yes you could have had it ages without knosing, it's quite common

Beckysk Sun 02-Oct-16 20:11:04

Yeah I researched it, and freaked out. Yes I was under 25. So that helps. I'm going to go to the doctor to get treated so it might be worth asking him as its very mixed answers. Glad I'm not the only clueless one though

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Imnotaslimjim Sun 02-Oct-16 20:11:05

It won't show in a smear test either so sadly you could have had it while pregnant.

Has your youngest been ill at all? 10-20% of newborns that contract chlamydia at birth develop conjunctivitis or pneumonia. She may well not have had any symptoms at all. The only way to know is to ask for her to be tested too.

Beckysk Sun 02-Oct-16 20:14:35

She had conjunctivitis when she was 8 months, and an absolutely awful cough at 20 months. Could this be related? Now feeling like the worst mum in the world

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Beckysk Sun 02-Oct-16 20:15:09

She had conjunctivitis when she was 8 months, and an absolutely awful cough at 20 months. Could this be related? Now feeling like the worst mum in the world

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dontpokethebear Sun 02-Oct-16 20:17:19

Chlamydia wouldn't have given her conjunctivitis or a cough...

TwentyCups Sun 02-Oct-16 20:18:13

Don't blame yourself, the only thing to do now is get treated and get your daughter tested.
STIs are incredibly common. I had chlamidya for two years and ended up with awful pelvic inflammatory pain before I found out which was awful. My partner also cheated. You are not alone in this flowers

Beckysk Sun 02-Oct-16 20:25:53

Thank you smile

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abbinob Sun 02-Oct-16 21:01:06

Becky no it wouldn't have caused that it'd be right after birth if there were any problems not at 8 months

Imnotaslimjim Sun 02-Oct-16 21:23:31

don'tpoke actually it can, I'm not saying it has

If DD has been ill and got through it without investigation, chances are she doesn't have chlamidya, that's why I asked!

MadAsABagOfCats Tue 04-Oct-16 19:16:50

Chlamydia affects fertility so the fact that you have recently gotten pregnancy might mean you don't have it very long. Usually, when you test positive for an std, they contact trace and contact all your previous sexual partners since the last negative test so they can get tested. They won't say it was through you.

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