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The last time I had sex with my boyfriend was Monday. Tuesday I was diagnosed with a UTI. I've been on the medication and all pain was completely gone after a day. I am still taking it but do I have to abstain until I finish the medication or can I go ahead and have sex again? Also does swimming/chlorine have any effect...?

[ 09-06-2013, 04:58 PM: Message edited by: Lizzie14 ]

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Ideally, you want to chill with any genital sex -- with your genitals -- until you're done with all your medication. It's just way easier to pick up another infection, or the same one again, when we already have one, and symptoms being reduced or even going away doesn't mean the infection itself is.

Since chlorine and just sitting in water can do a bit of a doozy on the vaginal flora, I'd personally vote for waiting on those things, too.

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