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How long does it take for a uti to clear up with antibiotics
A 21-year-old female asked:
How long does it take to clear up a uti/to stop seeing symptoms when you are on antibiotics? just started it todo so still burns to pee a bit.
Dr. Gregory Carteranswered
Urology 41 years experience
Varies : Sometimes symptoms resolve in 24 hrs, sometimes can take several days. This is determined by the degree of inflammation in the bladder lining in respo... Read More
478 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 47-year-old female asked:
Hello, i received an antibiotic for a really bad uti for five days and today im due to take the last one. im still having issues feeling like i have to pee and lower pain in my left pelvic area. my urine looks clear. no sure how to proceed?
Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
How diagnosed? If a clean catch urine was analyzed and a culture used to determine the antibiotic used you may be fine. If the label UTI was assumed ... Read More
Reviewed Oct 05, 2021
Dr. Silviu Pasniciucanswered
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Time for an in person follow up for at least 2 reasons, one to question the actual diagnosis as possibly different and second to question possible bac... Read More
Answered Oct 04, 2021
A 23-year-old female asked:
I am currently pregnant and have been admitted in hospital for treatment of uti, however now it has advanced since i've been out of hospital. how long will it take to clear? i have been on antibiotics for 4 days excl 1 day in hospital?
Dr. Yvette Kratzberganswered
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Return to Dr: In any infection being treated with antibiotics, If the symptoms are worsening, you need to return to the Dr who originally diagnosed the illness and ... Read More
1 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 20-year-old female asked:
How long does cloudy urine take to clear up after taking antibiotics for a uti for 3 days? i've been drinking lots of water and cranberry juice.
Dr. Hunter Handsfieldanswered
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Doesn't matter: Cloudy urine usually isn't due to infection but to variations in diet and fluid intake. It may not clear up at all. The important thing is whether UTI... Read More
1.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarragaanswered
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
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
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raffanswered
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
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
4.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Coleanswered
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: The old use of cranberry has been shown to be effective in some cases. D-mannose can also be very useful. In addition, there are a number of herbal re... Read More
6.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauberanswered
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
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberganswered
Gynecology 28 years experience
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
4.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 34-year-old member asked:
I have been on antibiotic for 1 1/2 days for severe uti. how long does it take for antibiotics to work?
A Verified Doctoranswered
34 years experience
Depends: It is important to finish the antibiotic once it is started.
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
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