Is it Possible to get Chlamydia in Your Mouth?
Is it possible to get chlamydia in your mouth? Great question! Today, we’ll go over the answer to this question. After all, the answer isn’t as cut-and-dry as it may seem.
As you may know, Chlamydia is the second most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. In fact, an estimated 2.86 million infections occur each year. Therefore, it is good to know about all of the ways that this infection can affect you. For today, let’s focus on answering the question “Is it possible to get chlamydia in your mouth?”
Is it Possible to Get Chlamydia in Your Mouth?
The short answer is “yes.” Chlamydia can be detected in your genitals, mouth or rectum. If you have chlamydia in the mouth and perform oral sex on a partner, you can spread the infection to their genitals. On the other hand, if your partner has genital chlamydia, the infection can spread to your mouth.
Diagnosing Chlamydia in Your Mouth
Now that you know that it’s possible to get chlamydia in the mouth, let’s take a look at the “long answer” to this question. Is it possible to get chlamydia in your mouth? Yes; however, you need a special test in order to find out whether you actually have it. The truth is that your oral chlamydia won’t get diagnosed with a standard test at the local clinic. By this, we mean that the standard test used at medical facilities only screens the genitals for this common infection. That means that chlamydia in the mouth or rectum will remain in the wild, undiagnosed, without specific testing.
The solution? An Extragenital test screens for chlamydia beyond just the genitals. Luckily, myLAB Box offers this three-site test. That means that you can test for this infection in the genitals, mouth and rectum all from the comfort of home. This option allows you to ensure that you receive the screening that makes the most sense for you. You can do this in just five minutes at any time and from any place you choose. Talk about “extra”!
Bonus! Get Extra-Genital Treatment
When you use myLAB Box’s Extragenital test kit to screen for chlamydia, you also get an additional screenings. Not only does this three-site test kit screen for chlamydia in your genitals, mouth and rectum, it also tests for gonorrhea in all three of these areas as well. This is because these two infections are often found together and mistaken for one another.
Be sure the get the most thorough screening possible for your best peace of mind. Don’t stress, just test!