A 37-year-old member asked:
Could dr s misdiagnose chlamydydia for bacterial vaginosis?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jane Easonanswered
35 years experience
Chlamydia vs. BV: I would have to say this would be highly unlikely, providing that the doctor sent urine and/or vaginal swabs for lab analysis. If no testing was done, it's possible that the doctor could misdiagnose.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield commented
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Agree with Dr. Eason -- but also be aware that chlamydial infection can trigger BV, so it's possible to have both. But if your chlamydia test is negative, you can be sure you don't have it.
May 28, 2022
A 31-year-old member asked:
Please tell me, could dr misdiagnose chlamydydia for bacterial vaginosis?
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Dr. Nonyelu Anyichieanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Chlamydia: No. Drs diagnose chlamydia from laboratory tests not by visual inspection alone. I will assume that for a dr. To be that specific they may have had a lab test and if positive for chlamydia then it is chlamydia. False negative tests are usually not common and even if you think so it is better to be treated than not. Chlamydia can occur in conjunction with other organisms i.E bacterial vaginosis etc.
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