I've had Chlamydia before and I was wondering how bad it would effect my fertility.
I was treated with Antibiotics after about 4-5 weeks from when I had the symptoms. The consistency of my menstrual blood has changed. It used to be a little thicker & stringy but I've noticed it's watery now. I've also had mild cramps when I was not on my period for the last month or so.
Chlamydia can definitely scar the fallopian tubes and affect your ability to get pregnant the usual way. There are tests that can be done to check it out that are somewhat uncomfortable, but you might want to ask your provider about them.
-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.
Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.