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Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Can a UTI go away without antibiotics?

Can a UTI go away without antibiotics?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more


Dr. Alan Patterson
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I have had a UTI since october if i drink lots of liquids will it go away without antibiotics?

I have had a UTI since october if i drink lots of liquids will it go away without antibiotics?

Please see a urologi: Urologist as it is most likely not a UTI because if you had a UTI that long there is a very high chances it would have turned into a kidney infection which is much more serious but there are other causes of your symptoms and you may need a urethroscopy and or cystoscopy. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a UTI without antibiotic? How long will it take to go away?

How can I get rid of a UTI without antibiotic? How long will it take to go away?

Fluids and probiotic: Pure cranberry juice as well as probiotics up to 20 billion/day might help with a mild UTI but if your symptoms persist for over a couple of days or you develop back pain fever or nausea see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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With antibiotics how long would it take for a UTI to go away ?

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

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. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Started antibiotic for UTI today. How long will it take for pain to go away? It's extremely painful.

Started antibiotic for UTI today. How long will it take for pain to go away? It's extremely painful.

In a day.: If the appropriate antibiotic was chosen, you should start to feel better, with pain abating within 24 hours. If this doesn't happen, inform your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Morse
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Why won't my UTI go away after 5 rounds of antibiotics?

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

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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If you take antibiotics 3 days for a UTI how long does it take to go away ?

If you take antibiotics 3 days for a UTI how long does it take to go away ?

Symptoms should be : Be gone and infection should be gone if it was designed to take for 3 days if u still have sxs please see your doc as it could have been resistant to the med and u may need a different one. ...Read more

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Dr. Alok Agrawal
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I have UTI and my urine is pink, is it normal? And will go away with antibiotics?

I have UTI and my urine is pink, is it normal? And will go away with antibiotics?

Yes: Pinkish urine indicate blood in small amounts from uti. It should go away with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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