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how long does it take a uti to go away on antibiotics

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tramont
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
3 days: Most utis are effetively treated in 3-5 days, if you are on the right antibiotic. It's also possible that a UTI is not the only cause of your symptom ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: Varies with the organism, type of UTI (lower vs. Upper tract, etc.), the antibiotic employed, the immune status of the patient and a variety of other ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Symptoms should be : Be gone and infection should be gone if it was designed to take for 3 days if u still have sxs please see your doc as it could have been resistant to ... Read More
Dr. Bryan Treacy
35 years experience Gynecology
Variable: Usually the antibiotics continue to work past the three days. Usually resolution takes 7-10 days in total.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
In a day.: If the appropriate antibiotic was chosen, you should start to feel better, with pain abating within 24 hours. If this doesn't happen, inform your pres ... Read More
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Dr. Pouya Shafipour
23 years experience Family Medicine
Fluids and probiotic: Pure cranberry juice as well as probiotics up to 20 billion/day might help with a mild UTI but if your symptoms persist for over a couple of days or y ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Inaam Schneider
44 years experience Internal Medicine
UTI: The symptoms of UTI such as frequency & urgency should go away with in the first couple of doses if you were given the correct antibiotic .Assumi ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Another 1-2 days. If: not by then,would consider changing antibiotics
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Hours to days: The antibiotic should begin to work - that is, kill bacteria - within hours. By a day or so, symptoms should be improving. Depending on how complicate ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Varies 1 - 3 days: Provided antibiotics are effective against type of bacteria causing the uti. Hence, urologists always get a urine culture specimen before putting pati ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Only if it's early: If you are just beginning to feel symptoms, you can try taking cranberry tablets plus vitamin c and a lot of water. And there are over the counter "an ... Read More
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