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Could dr s misdiagnose chlamydydia for bacterial vaginosis?

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Dr. Jane Eason
Infectious Disease 33 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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A 31-year-old member asked:

Please tell me, could dr misdiagnose chlamydydia for bacterial vaginosis?

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Dr. Nonyelu Anyichie
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 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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