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Over two years old patientago I was positive for chlymidia. I was treated and now test clear. Does this mean it is not possible that I could have the chlymidia associated with lymphogranuloma venereum? Me and my partner have no symptoms of this and I know it is rare it is just to put my mind at ease.

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Thank you for your query at
Yes, if the tests are clear, you definitely do not have LGV.
So, please do not worry.
Feel free to discuss further.

Patient replied :

Sorry let me clarify: when I tested positive for chlymidia it was not the test specifically for the chlymidia types that cause lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV). I have never been tested specifically for LGV. What I am asking is if a negative result for the normal general chlymidia test (I.e. Swab/urine sample) means that I could not possibly have a LGV infection?

Can you attach the test reports?
So, let me just confirm, you want to know, does a negative test report for chlamydia rule out you having LGV infection? Right?

Patient replied :

I don't have the test reports it was just a vaginal swab for chlymidia the test anyone is offered and it came back negative. Yes I want to know if the chlymidia test I received rules out me having an LGV infection which is caused by the more invasive chlymidia.

Yes, it definitely rules out LGV.
Please do not worry.

Patient replied :

Sorry could you just please explain how it rules LGV out?

It depends on the dilution.
Some forms of chlamydia cause LGV, and if higher dilution like 1:64 or 1: 128 comes out to be positive along with symptoms, LGV is diagnosed.
Moreover, it is a clinical diagnosis of exclusion. If you do not have any genital ulcers or anal discharge or proctitis, there is no question of LGV.

Dr. Kruti Jobanputra Banodkar
Category: Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon
Diploma in Dermatology - Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK , 2010
Residency - DNB, Dermatology -  K.J Somaiya Hospital, Mumbai, 2009
Medical School & Internship - MBBS - Dr. D . Y . Patil Medical College, Mumbai, 2004
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