Related Questions

Please explain if it is possible to have the s.T.I., lymphogranuloma venereum (lgv) for many years with no significant effects?

No. This is exceedingly unlikely. Don't worry about it. But if you have been at risk for STDs and haven't been checked, discuss it with your doctor or visit a clinic for screening tests. Read more...

Are the symptoms of lymphogranuloma venereum severe?

They can be. The most severe form of lgv i've seen, though not common, is lgv proctitis: anorectal infection in gay or bisexual men. It's easy to treat once you make the diagnosis, but the diagnosis is often not made right away. Read more...

Are there new treatments for lymphogranuloma venereum?

No need. We really don't need new treatments for lgv. It's a fairly uncommon infection that is easily treatable with doxycycline. Drainage of buboes or abscesses is sometimes required. Read more...

Got a high swab vagina culture done for chlamadyia antigen, result is negative, is it possible still have lymphogranuloma venereum infection?

Very unlikely. First, lymphogranuloma venereum is rare in most countries, including yours. Second, unlike other chlamydial infections, LGV is rarely asymptomatic: if you don't have symptoms like enlarged lymph nodes in the groin or rectal problems, you can be confident you don't have LGV. Finally, the negative vaginal test is further confirmation you are not infected with an LGV type of chlamydia. Read more...