A 60-year-old male asked:
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could the presence of a non chlamydia caused uti mask the presence of chlamydia if a test is then done for chlamydia?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It shouldn't: If you're not certain, you can always get rechecked. Talk to your doc about your std risks & prevention.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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