I had unprotected sex and caught chlamydia or gonorrhea I

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Q: I had unprotected sex and caught chlamydia or gonorrhea. I took all the antibiotics as prescribed. I followed up 10 days later with urethra irritation. Dr. prescribed pyridium for 2 days. I took that and now 24 hrs later the symptoms of urethra are back. I am going to back and see Dr. What else could it be and is it contagious?

Symptoms:  Slight discomfort in penis and lower abdominal area. No lesions, No swollen testacies, No swollen lymph nodes, No penile discharge. I have to pee a lot
Doctor

A:   Hi.
Welcome to Ask the Doctor. Thanks for your query.

I have gone through your question in detail and understand your concerns.
Please find my observation below:

- According to your history you have contracted chlamydia or gonorrhea. Well this is not yet confirmed whether it is chlamydia or gonorrhea.

- However, as you told that you have taken all the appropriate antibiotics that should have been subsided by now.

- Now you have urethral irritation which is not being relieved by pyridium. Also, you are saying that you have to pee a lot, this indicates that you have some sort of UTI ( Urinary tract infection ).

- Ideally a urine examination is done to confirm UTI, and if it is UTI then you will have to take an antibiotic course for that.

- I would request you to see your Doctor and get your urine examination done to rule out UTI.

- Till then, see that you drink plenty of oral fluids, do not indulge in any kind of unprotected sex.

Hope I have answered your question in detail.

Wish you good health.
Take care.

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