I was diagnosed with a chlamydia
infection last year. I was completely shocked because I had been in a monogamous relationship for a year and a half at that point and had been tested prior to entering the relationship.
My boyfriend at the time denied any infidelity and to this day I will never know the truth and have accepted it, although I have many reasons to suspect he was unfaithful. He tested negative for acute infection but an antibody test showed that he had been exposed to the bacteria at some point.
At the longest (worst case scenario) I had the chlamydial infection for 18 months (if I indeed did contract it at the beginning of the relationship). I had been mildly spotting
between periods a few months leading up to the diagnosis but other than that did not have any symptoms.
I have been depressed for a year now thinking that my fertility is now doomed when I thought I had taken all of the proper precautions and have acted responsibly in my sex life. I can't get it out of my mind and I have felt pretty awful emotional (and dirty and gross) since the diagnosis. My question is - what are the chances that I have tubal infertility? To offer my some peace of mind, after the chlamydia was treated my doctor did an abdominal and intravaginal ultrasound and said they both looked perfect. She did mention though that under normal conditions you can't see the fallopian tubes
well on an ultrasound but she advised against the hysterosalpingogram
since it is invasive and would expose me to radiation and I am not currently trying to conceive.
I am 32 and single, now with a history of chlamydia (possibly for 18 months!) and I feel really hopeless about my fertility prospects. Can you please offer me some insight to better understand?