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  • Questions regarding awful pap experience and STI

    Hey everyone,

    Last week I went to get my yearly exam for my birth control downtown, and everything seemed fine. I zoomed through, and then it turned out I had to wait an hour and a half for the doctor to show up anyways. When I finally got in to see her, she did the usual stuff, and the pap experience was a LOT more uncomfortable than usual.

    After she completed the pap, she stood up, looked at me, and said "oh, well sometimes this happens, you might want to deal with that". She wished me a good day and left the room. Confused, I sat up and realized I was bleeding. A LOT. Now, I know sometimes the brush they use for the pap can cause an eensy bit of bleeding, but only like...when you wipe up. This was crazy bleeding everywhere, and I ended up putting in a tampon.

    Now, regardless of how awful this experience was, the doctor's office called me yesterday and said that my results came back and I have chlamydia! I was really shocked. My boyfriend and I have been together for almost a year now, and I was tested right before we began dating. I am POSITIVE he's never cheated on me, but he hadn't been tested from the last partner he had. I've heard that a long lasting chlamydia infection can cause Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, which can lead to infertility. If we've been dating that long, and it turns out he gave it to me from his last partner, then I'm really scared!

    So what I'm wondering, is whether or not my iffy pap appointment should be an red flag that perhaps they were incorrect? Or what the possibility is of me becoming infertile from this if I do have it? Either way I'm going to take the antibiotics just in case.

  • Wow - well first, I would probably go get a 2nd opinion, the pap experience seems awful on its own. Had you gone to this Dr before? I think he definitely needs to go get tested as well. I'm not sure what the symptoms of chlamydia are, but in the year since your last physical had you not experienced anything that may have indicated any type of STD? I would assume not since you hadn't gone in sooner. Just seems weird to me. Yeah, I think I would definitely get a 2nd opinion, especially if you are absolutely sure that you both have been 100% faithful.

    How did bf react when you told him?

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    • I haven't gone to this doctor before. She was at the clinic downtown, and I just moved to a new city. When the office called me, they said he had to come in to get tested as well, which I agree with.

      Chlamydia has no real symptoms, it's known as the "silent" disease. Most women have no idea they have it.

      There is a possibility that I could have it, because my boyfriend was not tested from his last partner to me. We have both been 100% faithful, I have no doubts.

      When I told him, he looked at me and asked if it was curable. After I said it was a simple antibiotics answer, he was really relieved. Truth be told he wants to still have sex, but I'm not sure if we should before we get treated. At least he isn't upset.

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