ZocdocAnswersCan you get pregnant if you have an STD and BV?

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Can you get pregnant if you have an STD and BV?

In 2008 I had gonorrhea and chlamydia.my partner and I were both treat. We've been together for 6 years and have been trying to get pregnant. I exercise in a regular, eat healthy and I take prenatal vitamins with folic acid. I also from time to time will have BV. Am I able to conceive. I have unprotected sex with my significant other and still I am not pregnant nor was before. Please help! Thank you!

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This is a great question and I recommend discussing it with your OBGYN. Getting pregnant can sometimes be a frustrating experience if it is not happening as quickly as you would like. Infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant despite having frequent unprotected sex for at least a year. Infertility affects 10 to 15 percent of couples in the United States. It is very important for you to make an appointment with your OBGYN to discuss your concerns regarding not having conceived. BV, or bacterial vaginosis, does not cause problems with getting pregnant, however, having had gonorrhea and chlamydia in your past can sometimes lead to scarring in your fallopian tubes if you developed pelvic inflammatory disease related to these STDs. Your doctor may want to run some tests, such as a hysterosalpingogram, if you have been trying unsuccessfully for a year or more to conceive. Your doctor will also ask about the timing and regularity of your periods. Usually your partner's sperm count will be tested as well as it is not always the female that is the one with the problem. I commend you for following a healthy lifestyle and taking your prenatal vitamins. Please make an appointment with your OBGYN to discuss your fertility questions and good luck!

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