LGV; Lymphogranuloma inguinale; Lymphopathia venereum
Symptoms of LGV can begin a few days to a month after coming in contact with the bacteria. Symptoms include:
The infection can cause diarrhea and lower abdominal pain. Women may develop abnormal connections called fistulas between the vagina and rectum.
The health care provider will perform a physical examination and ask questions about your medical history. It is important to tell your doctor if you had sexual contact with someone who has had lymphogranuloma venereum.
A physical exam may show:
Tests may include:
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