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A 43-year-old member asked:

With antibiotics how long would it take for a uti to go away ?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
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 factors. Symptomatically it should begin to resolve in 24-48 hours if the organism causing it is sensitive to the antibiotic used.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How long before a UTI goes away with antibiotics?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Depends site of infe: It depends on site of infection and the antibiotics used.If the culture shows sensitivity to certain antibiotic for lowe UTI it takes 7to10 days for infection to clear.But if the infection is high up in kidneys(pyelonephritis)you may need longer course of antibiotics 2weeks or more to clear the infection.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How long will antibiotics take to work on a uti?

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Dr. Loren Cohen
Addiction Medicine 53 years experience
Usually within a day: If symptoms caused by a UTI such as burning or a cloudy or bloody appearance don't begin to improve by 2 or 3 days, there is a good chance that the antibiotic isn't working or the symptoms are do to something other than infection.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Why won't my UTI go away after 5 rounds of antibiotics?

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Dr. Abraham Morse
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Probably not a UTI: if repeated course of antibiotics have not relieved the symptoms then it may not be a UTI or there may be a reason why the infection is hard to treat. You should consult with a Urogynecologist or female urologist. I hope this helps.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Can a UTI go away without antibiotics?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Possible: If the UTI is attacked head on with forced fluids and you have a good immune response, it is possible to flush out the bactreia in the bladder and the body wins the battle. I would not count on this. If you have burning, pain, frequency of urination, need to go immediately, and cerainly if fever, back pain, nausea, chills or vomiting, get seen right away for a proper diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Antibiotic therapy usually cures a UTI quickly without any problems unless you hve an allergy to the prescribed antibiotic
Feb 21, 2012
A 48-year-old member asked:

How long does it take the antibiotic to work for a uti?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
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 complicated the infection is and how long your course of antibiotics is for, it should be cleared within 3-14 days.

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