Chlamydia Symptoms in Mouth and Throat to Look Out For
Do you know about oral chlamydia symptoms in mouth and throat? While chlamydia is among the most common sexually transmitted infections (STI), it requires testing to detect. In 2016, the CDC* reported over 1.5 million cases of chlamydia in the United States. Over one million of these cases were reported among women; over 500,000 cases were reported by men. Sadly, those numbers are on the rise.
If you’ve ever performed oral sex, you should consider having an oral chlamydia test. This STI spreads through sexual contact with the penis, vagina, anus, or mouth and throat of an infected partner.
In today’s blog, we’ll go over everything you need to know about the chlamydia symptoms in mouth and throat.
Chlamydia Symptoms in Mouth and Throat
As we mentioned earlier, oral chlamydia needs screening in order to confirm its presence. Chlamydia symptoms in the mouth/throat, anus, or genitals aren’t often experienced.
In cases where oral chlamydia symptoms are detectable, here’s what to look for:
Chlamydia Symptoms in Mouth and Throat for Women and Men:
- Sore throat
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Low-grade fever
Again, most oral chlamydia infections in the throat and mouth don’t show visible symptoms. You might even believe that you have a sore throat. Put simply, you won’t know whether you have oral chlamydia until you use a specific test for a diagnosis.
Test for Oral Chlamydia at Home
As with any infection, proper screening and treatment is necessary. Otherwise, the infection can worsen.
Unfortunately, a standard chlamydia test usually does not include testing for extragenital areas like the anus and throat. Your test results could come back clear for your genitals. However, if you are sexually active with your mouth and/or anus and haven’t tested all the potential infection sites, you won’t know your status for sure.
Fortunately, using an extragenital test from myLABBox.com makes testing easy and convenient. With these three-site tests, you can screen the rectum, genitals, and throat. myLAB Box’s 3-site tests screens for chlamydia and gonorrhea in all three locations of your body. Simply collect your samples for your throat , genitals and rectum, then send them off to our lab. You’ll receive reliable, confidential results in about a week.
Test and Test Again
To take total control of your personal sexual health, you should test every few months. Luckily, if your results come back positive, chlamydia and gonorrhea are relatively easy to treat. An antibiotic will clear up this infection pretty quickly.
One last note: don’t forget about your partner! Once you test, let your partner know your status right away. This way, they can also test themselves if necessary. Now you know the some chlamydia symptoms in mouth and throat and how to test from the comfort of home. So… what are you waiting for? Order online and test at home with myLAB Box. Like we always say: Don’t stress, just test!
Reviewed by Luis Ferdinand M. Papa, MD, MHA