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what happens when a uti goes untreated

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wosnitzer
14 years experience Urology
Not good: If you have a symptomatic uti, it should treated by your doctor after diagnosis and selection of the appropriate antibiotic. If not treated, the infe ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Your age?: Please add your age and location to your online profile. We cannot answer questions from minors (don't lie!) and your state or country affects pur an ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
UTI: Not being more specific and not knowing your symptoms is difficult to predict. Simplr bladder infections cn many times be cleared by just drinking flu ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe forever: Most UTIs don't lead to complications, such as spread of infection into the kidney (pyelonephritis, kidney abscess) or cause septicemia (blood poisoni ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it can: Untreated UTI can last a month or even longer.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: I think these infections should always be treated and I think that at 88 to leave them untreated could lead to a painful end and the amount of time be ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Significant: Urosepsis is the most common significant infection in the elderly. It arises from silent urinary tract infections.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Immediate is best: Bacteria from UTI or other infection can infect the abnormal valve tissue and be a disaster. Seek attention quickly.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Many factors: By and large unlikely, but utis should always be treated, apart from symptom relief, because :- pyelonephritis can likely occur in presence of bladder ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Variable: Depends upon presence or absence of bladder reflux, inborn protective kidney mechanism to prevent intra-renal reflux & type of bacteria. Also upon bod ... Read More

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