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A 29-year-old female asked:

Experiencing sore throat and nasal congestion.can this be an std in the throat? and how does a doctor determine if it's chlamydia in throat?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Not an STD: Oral chlamydia is uncommon, and when it happens, it is not known to cause symptoms of any kind. The other STD possibilty is gonorrhea, if you recently performed oral sex on an infected partner. But almost all oral gonorrhea also causes no symptoms; and when it does, it's only sore throat, not nasal congestion. Sounds like you have a standard cold. But if potentially at risk for STD, get tested!

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Last updated Apr 16, 2018

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