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Would an untreated UTI get worse

A 43-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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Culture: Get a urine culture after completion of the precribed course of antibiotics.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not typically : Unless very severe.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
UTI treatment: Water does not kill the bacterium causing a UTI, antibiotics will. See a physician, have your urine cultured and get started on an antibiotic.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Call doctor: It is possible that the medication did not cover the organism responsible. Call your doctor with your symptoms, if a culture was done they can also v ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
UTI: Untreated UTI is never a good ideea. Not only the discomfort caused by this but also there is a chance of infection progressing into your body causing ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
NO SEX: while you have a UTI- yes it can worsen or spread your infection.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
Check whether your: Local hospital has a clinic!- there must be some free clinics somewhere near you. This is too long to have an infection if it is one?
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Infection : Often the symptoms last despite the fact that the antibiotics have done their job
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: If things are getting worse on the antibiotics.

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