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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pascale Lane
35 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Those prescribed: Most kidney infections are cause by bacteria, and antibiotics will treat the infection. It is important to take the drug in the dose prescribed for th ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Persaud
11 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
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Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
No time frame: There is no time frame for worsening of renal function. There are factors ( like diabetes, high blood pressure and urine infections) which hasten the ... Read More
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Dr. Ivan Ip
Dr. Ivan Ip answered
12 years experience Hospital-based practice
Why wait?: if you have a kidney infection, it's better to get treated sooner than later. Pyelo can have complications such as abscess formation, kidney injury, e ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Fioramonti
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not long: A bladder infection after sex can typically manifest in the following day or two. Most bladder infections do not become kidney infections unless they ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
IF A KIDNEY IS: Infected, it needs antibiotics asap.
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
45 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
11 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
11 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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