“I went to the doctor thinking I had a urinary tract infection, but it was chlamydia. I got diagnosed and took my medicine just like I was supposed to, but now my UTI-like symptoms are fully back. Could it be the same STI as before?“
Your doctor will be able to tell you for sure, but it’s possible that your STI is back (or that it never fully went away). You should abstain from sexual activity for 7 days once you’ve started treatment. It’s also possible that it wasn’t passed back to you, but rather that your treatment didn’t work (sometimes certain
antibiotics work better for some than others).
You and your partner should get tested again as soon as you can if you start having symptoms. If one or
both of you have chlamydia, be sure to follow your doctor’s recommendations and abstain from sex (oral, anal, and vaginal sex) for the full 7 days.