Yes, a doctor can tell if you have Lyme disease. However, diagnosing Lyme disease can sometimes be challenging because its symptoms can be similar to other conditions, and not all people with Lyme disease develop the classic bull’s-eye rash.
To diagnose Lyme disease, a doctor will typically begin by taking a thorough medical history and performing a physical exam. They may also order blood tests to look for antibodies to the bacteria that cause Lyme disease.
In some cases, the doctor may also order other tests, such as a spinal tap, to rule out other conditions that can cause similar symptoms.
If you suspect you may have Lyme disease, it’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent the development of more serious complications.