The Only Way to Tell Whether You Have Chlamydia in Your Throat
How do you know whether you have chlamydia in your throat? Unfortunately, it’s tricky to self-diagnose. However, there is one surefire way to know your status once and for all.
Therefore, let’s take this blog post to discuss the only way to tell whether you have chlamydia in your throat.
Symptoms Don’t Tell the Full Story
The truth is, oral chlamydia is mostly asymptomatic. When symptoms show, it is not obvious that they are connected to a sexually transmitted infection. If there are symptoms at all, you may have a sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, or a low-grade fever.
Safe to say, symptoms are not a reliable way to check your status. In fact, this applies to any other common STIs, not only chlamydia.
Truthfully, the only way to know for sure whether you have chlamydia in your throat is to specifically test for the infection.
Screening for Chlamydia in Your Throat
Unfortunately, standard chlamydia tests used at most clinics and medical facilities do not screen your mouth and rectum. Your doctor needs to know that you engage in oral or anal sex in order to know the most appropriate tests to administer.
In order to detect this infection in the throat and/or rectal areas, a special test is needed. In addition to the genitals, this three-site Extragenital test will let you know whether you have chlamydia in your throat and/or rectum.
At-home Extragenital test collection kits available from myLAB Box help people keep their health in tip-top shape. Even better, it can be used from the comfort of their home.
Not only does your at-home Extragenital test collection kit screen for chlamydia in the throat, rectum ,and genitals, it screens for gonorrhea in all three areas as well!
This three-site test kit is available on its own or as part of a Total Box combination test kit. Total Box is the most comprehensive at-home test collection kit on the market. It allows customers to screen for the 14 most common sexually transmitted infections in the United States at once.
Reviewed by Luis Ferdinand M. Papa, MD, MHA