It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Bacterial Vaginosis, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Chlamydia.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by Chlamydia traqchomatis and is called a silent infection as it commonly has no symptoms. When it does have symptoms in women they include unusual vaginal discharge, burning feeling when urinating, pain during sex, bleeding or spotting between periods, bleeding after sex and lower abdominal pain. In men they include discharge from the penis, discomfort when urinating and sore, swollen testes. As most people do not have any symptoms it can very often never be diagnosed, when they do have symptoms they’ve similar to every other sexually transmitted disease. The only way to diagnose it is through urine tests or vaginal, cervical, anal or penile swabs at your doctor.