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how long does it take for a uti to clear up with antibiotics

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Carter
38 years experience Urology
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

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
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
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
15 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: This varies with the type of uti, the antibiotic employed and its efficacy against the causative organism, the immune status and anatomical integrity ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 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 43-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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
25 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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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
31 years experience General Practice
Depends: It is important to finish the antibiotic once it is started.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Give it some time.: We know that one dose of an appropriate antibiotic can sterilize the urine. But relief from symptoms of a urinary infection could take a couple of da ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
Thanks for asking!: If truly a simple, uncomplicated UTI (females)and have been placed on the appropriate antibiotic, 1-3 days of antibiotic will usually kill the bacteri ... Read More

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