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can I go to the er for a uti

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
31 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Uti's are common. I would start with increased fluids and cranberry tablets, but if symptoms get worse or you develop fever then i would see your do ... Read More
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Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No: You should almost never go to the er for something mild, since the er is for emergencies. It's better to see your doctor or go to an urgent care cente ... Read More

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Need evaluation: This means urinalysis and also need antibiotics, if you have uti. Er is more for emergencies, would go to urgent care or a family doc. Would go to er ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
46 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Go to the er, urgent care, or your doctor right away.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Luntz
29 years experience Urology
UTI: You certainly would benefit from having a urine culture and being started on a course of antibiotics. Assuming you have no fever or chills, you can p ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Back pain: Most likely cause would be a pyelonephritis. If you are not having high fever, nausea or vomiting then urgent care probably nest best step. If high f ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
UTI: You could go to the ER, but they may not treat you because you are underage. Each state has different rules. By all means try to explain the gravity o ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yu
26 years experience Urology
Yes...maybe?: If you have a kidney stone and the pain is manageable, then you should be ok. However, if you think you might have an infection, then you should prob ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
Go to the ER: With the recent placement of the IUD, you need to make sure the pain is not secondary to that. The only way to find out is to see a DR and have exam a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Uti: Rule out ureteric colic due to kidney stone. Recommend going to ER if pain severe.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
38 years experience Addiction Medicine
Pain on urination: with pain and burning to urination I would go to the ER as you may have a UTI and it needs to be evaluated.
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