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Does it take a long time for kidney infections to go away

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shaw
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
One to two weeks: You may feel better in a few days but should continue your antibiotics until finished. The infection may take one to two weeks to get better.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shaw
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
One to two weeks: Your symptoms may resolve in a few days but you should continue to take all of your antibiotics and the infection may take one to two weeks to get com ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
Varies: I would drink more fluids in the meantime to help flush out your kidneys. Stagnant water the enemy. Your kidney likes to have liquid to filter.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Go seek help: While we have very limited information, this may be more STD related than a typical UTI, if you've had it for about a month. By the way, most people ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1 - 2 days: If on appropriate antibiotic. Urine culture & sensitivity report should be available after 48 hours to insure ur on appropriate antibiotic therapy.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
12 years experience Hospital-based practice
It depends: For a simple bladder infection or urinary tract infection (uti), it should get better within 7-10 days with the right antibiotic. If the infection asc ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shaw
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
One to two weeks: Your may feel better in a few days but you should finish your antibiotics as the infection may take one to two weeks to get better for a small infecti ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
46 years experience Urology
A few days: If someone with an uncomplicated bacterial UTI is given an antibiotic to which that the organism is sensisitve, it should clear up in a few days. Mos ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
12 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
3-5 days for simp le: If it is a simple uti, typical treatment is 3-5 days. If it is a more complicated uti, such as in a male or pyelonephritis then long treatments are w ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
12 years experience Hospital-based practice
Depends: A simple UTI usually takes a few days to get better with the right antibiotic. A kidney infection is more serious as it higher up in the urinary tract ... Read More

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