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Oral STIs

It is often mistakenly believed that sexually transmitted infections can only occur in our intimate areas. However, it is also possible for certain STIs to infect other parts of the body, such as the throat or tongue.

It’s important to get tested when in doubt. The easiest way to do this is with Homed-IQ’s STI tests.

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Oral STI Symptoms

Oral sexually transmitted infections can be asymptomatic and can also cause differing symptoms. Red bumps on the tongue can have many different causes, including syphilis and herpes. Oral chlamydia or gonorrhea do not cause bumps on the tongue, but can cause sore throat, difficulty swallowing, and enlarged lymph nodes.

However, an STD does not always cause symptoms, so get tested if in doubt! Ordered on weekdays before 18:00: delivered the next day.

Order your STD test today

Do you want to know for sure whether you have oral chlamydia or gonorrhoea? Then do the STD test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea.

  • Ordered before 18:00, shipped today
  • Results within 24 hours after arrival at the lab
  • Free shipping on orders above €50
  • Easy to use from home
  • Professional analysis in a medical certified laboratory
  • Cheapest provider of STI home tests
  • Completely anonymous


No waiting times or uncomfortable situations. You can easily take our tests yourself, when and where it suits you.


We analyse your test in an ISO-15189-certified laboratory. The result is just as reliable as if you had been to a doctor.


You will receive your test in a discreet package and your test will be 100% anonymous. Only you will get to know your result.


If you order before 18:00, your tests will be shipped today. The results will be available within ± 24 hours after arrival at the lab. 

Chlamydia in the throat

Chlamydia can enter the mouth or throat through unprotected oral sex, especially oral sex without a condom or mouth guard. Chlamydia in the throat is rarer than other STIs in other parts of the body. In other words, you are less likely to have chlamydia in the throat/mouth area than, for example, a chlamydia infection in the genital area. However, chlamydia in the throat does not cause any symptoms, which is why diagnosis in this part of the body is less frequent than in the genital area, for example. However, the absence of symptoms does not say anything about the absence of a chlamydia infection in your mouth or throat. The following STI’s can cause symptoms in the throat area:

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Herpes

Normally, chlamydia in the throat does not cause any symptoms. The following complaints may occur: Sore throat, pain when swallowing, swollen glands in the throat and fever.

Gonorrhoea in the throat

Gonorrhoea can also settle in the throat. It even occurs comparatively often. Up to 30 percent of people with a genital gonorrhoea infection also have gonorrhoea in their throat. Furthermore, it is quite possible that your gonorrhoea test for an infection at the anus, vagina or penis is negative, but you still suffer from a gonorrhoea infection in the throat.

One of the ways you get gonorrhoea is through unprotected oral sex. Most people have little to no discomfort/symptoms when infected, although gonorrhoea causes more symptoms than chlamydia and is more contagious. So the absence of symptoms does not mean that you do not have gonorrhoea or that you are not contagious.

STI in Mouth - Homed-IQ