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Can chlamydia be mistaken for another problem?

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2014-02-01 19:05:04
2014-02-01 19:05:04

When chlamydia is diagnosed by laboratory testing, rather than a clinical diagnosis, it is not likely to be a mistaken diagnosis. Mistakes occur when health care providers don't think about chlamydia when seeing someone with painful urination. It's not unusual for a patient to be treated for a UTI without testing, get only partial relief, and then later find out she has chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomoniasis.

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