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How long does it take for uti to show up

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Kuhar
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
48 hours: Usually within 48 hours.
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
It may never show up: Utis is a clinical diagnosis - that means for a physician, we rely mainly on the patient's symptoms (pain on urination, hesitancy, frequency, flank/s... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Immediately: Uti is caused by bacteria multiplying in the urine. Thus bladder urine will be full of bacteria once you have a uti.
Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 22 years experience
Urine culture: As soon as 24 hours.
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
It may not!: A urinary tract infection is a clinical diagnosis, and doesn't necessarily hinge on a positive urine culture. However, typical bacteria associated wit... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: PAP smear is not designed to test for STDs. However it may reveal, herpes, HPV, trichhomonas, yeast and bacterial vaginosis. PAP results may a take a ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Strongly suggestive: Urinalysis should be bacteria free or urine culture should be negative. Very dilute urine might provide a false negative for leucocytes.
A male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Zithromax: It can take 10"-12 days for the drug to leave your body
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
How obtained ?: If you did a squat pee into a collection tray or just tested it as it flows, part of your sample may include a vaginal washout. There are often such f... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
No. You are probably: allergic to antibiotic. Get a change of antibiotics. See your Dr for the rash.
A female asked:
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Aduanswered
Sports Medicine 14 years experience
Not without Rx: While you may indeed have a uti, taking a medication that requires a prescription should not be done without physician oversight. There may be reason... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 15 years experience
It may not!: The reason we treat urinary infections is because they don't easily resolve, and can lead to more serious infections, as well as damage to the urinary... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 28 years experience
Usually within 24 hr: Usually soon but it can take longer. If the kidney is involved it will take several days. If it's not getting better make sure a culture was done an... Read More

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