Chlamydia & Gonorrhea Testing

The Basics Machine that performs the tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and hepatitis C confirmation.

Chlamydia (Chlamydia trachomatis) and gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) bacteria  cause most of the sexually transmitted infections in the world. Both can be successfully treated with antibiotics. Reinfection occurs without correct condom use or abstaining from sexual activity.

Chlamydia

Up to 80% of women and men infected with chlamydia have no symptoms, and up to 98% of oral chlamydia infections are asymptomatic. Symptomatic oral chlamydia infections are often misdiagnosed because the symptoms look like common viral throat infections. When chlamydia symptoms occur, they appear as early as six weeks after exposure.

Gonorrhea

Up to 70% of women and men infected with gonorrhea have no symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported gonorrhea diagnoses in the United States have increased by 118% since 2009. In women, gonorrhea is often first misdiagnosed as a mild urinary tract infection. In men, the gonorrhea symptom urethritis can appear one week after the infection event. Gonorrhea can spread throughout the body causing chronic joint infections and fatal sepsis, which is rare.

  1. Symptoms
  2. Treatment
  3. Testing
  4. KHEL Testing

Symptoms to Watch for

Urogenital chlamydia and gonorrhea symptoms in women include:

  • Vaginal discharge, may or may not be foul smelling
  • Endocervical bleeding
  • Abdominal and pelvic pain
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Burning sensation when urinating

Oral chlamydia symptoms in both women and men include:

  • Sore throat
  • White spots in the back of throat or around tonsils
  • Swollen lymph nodes of the neck
  • Mild fever and fatigue

Gonorrhea symptoms in men include:

  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • White, yellow, or green discharge from penis
  • Painful swelling of testicles