Symptoms of Chlamydia in Mouth and Throat
If you’ve ever performed oral sex, you should learn how to recognize the symptoms of chlamydia in mouth and throat areas. As you may know, chlamydia is one sexually transmitted infection that can infect not only your genitals, but can also infect your throat and rectum. For that reason, let’s take a quick look at these symptoms and how to test for chlamydia from the comfort of your home. However, symptoms of oral chlamydia may not occur at all or be mistaken for a simple sore throat.
Watch Our For Symptoms of Chlamydia in The Mouth and Throat
As always, it is important to remember that oral sex is appropriately named. In other words, it is still a sexual act! This means that you can contract sexually transmitted infections from this act. One of these STIs is chlamydia, the second most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. As common as it is however, chlamydia often does not present itself via detectable signs. If you do have symptoms of chlamydia in mouth and throat areas, here’s what you may experience:
- Sore throat
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Low-grade fever
The Importance of Extragenital Testing
Noticing symptoms of chlamydia in mouth and throat areas is not enough. In order to determine whether you have this infection, you must be tested. In fact, you need a three-site test in order to detect chlamydia in the mouth, genital and/or rectum. The Extragenital Test offered by myLAB Box not only tests for three-site chlamydia, but also for three-site gonorrhea. Extragenital testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea is also available as part of myLAB Box’s Total Box, which screens for 14 infections with a single test kit.
How to Test for Oral Chlamydia From Home
Luckily, this specialized three-site test can be used from the comfort of home. You can screen yourself at any time and from any place. That said, your results just as accurate – if not more accurate – as results you would receive from any medical facility.
Here’s how it works:
- Order an STI testing kit online. (You even get free shipping!)
- Collect a sample using the easy-to-follow instructions.
- Send the sample off for testing. (More free shipping!)
- Receive your lab results online in just days.
Whether or not you recognize or experience the symptoms of chlamydia in mouth and throat regions, it is vital that you get an Extragenital test if you perform oral sex. Regardless of whether your genital chlamydia test comes back negative, this test is the only way to know whether you have the infection in your mouth and/or rectum. Don’t stress, just test.
Reviewed by Luis Ferdinand M. Papa, MD, MHA