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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

Dr. James Dukelow
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


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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 chance 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 an urethroscopy and or cystoscopy. ...Read more

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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 an Urogynecologist or female urologist. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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My UTI will not go away. I have been taking a lot of different antibiotics one after the other. How much is too much for antibiotic use?

My UTI will not go away. I have been taking a lot of different antibiotics one after the other. How much is too much for antibiotic use?

Depends: There is no set number of times until resistance develops. That being said, if the symptoms keep returning it is possible that you do not actually have an infection but another condition called interstitial cystitis. You should see a urologist for complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Uti infection won't go away with antibiotics?

Uti infection won't go away with antibiotics?

UTI Infection: This is a difficult question to answer because I don't know if a urine culture was taken before you started treatment and because you did not indicate what antibiotic you are taking. I would suggest you check with your physician to order a urine culture and sensitivity. That way the most appropriate antibiotic can be prescribed. ...Read more

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

Water & cranberry.: Sometimes it's possible to clear an early mild bladder infection by drinking a lot of water and taking cranberry extract. But if the symptoms get worse or not better within 24 hours, seeking help to get a prescription is important to prevent complications like a kidney infection. ...Read more

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How long after taking antibiotics will the UTI go away? I only had to take 10 pills (2 a day)

How long after taking antibiotics will the UTI go away? I only had to take 10 pills (2 a day)

UTI: The symptoms of UTI such as frequency & urgency should go away with in the first couple of doses if you were given the correct antibiotic. Assuming you had urine test & a culture done & you were not just treated empirically.
Some times yeast infec can mimic a UTI.
If still having symptoms see your doc again for a repeat urine test & maybe an internal exam looking for Vag infec /yeas ...Read more

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My UTI won't go away? I've been on two different antibiotics but I still have this thing. Would a urine culture be my best bet?

My UTI won't go away? I've been on two different antibiotics but I still have this thing. Would a urine culture be my best bet?

Urine culture always: Culture with sensitivities is always advisable as part of optimal management of UTIs. This both identifies type of bacteria causing UTI & which antibiotics will be either effective or not. Meaning whether bacteria are sensitive or resistant to specific antibiotics. You certainly should get urine culture if not yet obtained. ...Read more

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How many days after finishing antibiotics does it take for UTI symptoms to go away? I felt soreness go away but now it's back.

How many days after finishing antibiotics does it take for UTI symptoms to go away? I felt soreness go away but now it's back.

See doctor: Where is your soreness? Abdomen or back? Were you originally tested for a UTI, or was it diagnosed over the phone/by history. Usually your symptoms should improve by the time you finish your antibiotic course. If symptoms return, you may be resistant to the antibiotic, or it is not a UTI. I'd recommend seeing your doctor and consider getting a urine culture. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Doctor told me I had a UTI two weeks ago havnt took antibiotics perscribed yet cuz it felt better can it go away on its own? It doesn't hurt ne more

Doctor told me I had a UTI two weeks ago havnt took antibiotics perscribed yet cuz it felt better can it go away on its own? It doesn't hurt ne more

Yes: It's not like people never got rid of infections before antibioitics were invented in the 1940s. Our bodies/immune systems are quite capable of eventually clearing many infections by itself. ...Read more

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I had a bladder infection n got antibiotics and it didn't go away same for a UTI what is causing this?

?Wrong antibiotics: Germs causing a UTI or bladder infection, which is the most common type of uti, were likely resistant to antibiotic prescribed. You need to get a urine culture, which will idtify the type of bacteria causing UTI & sensitivity testing of urine culture will identify which antibiotics will be either effective or not. You can then be treated with the appropriate antiotic & UTI should clear up. ...Read more

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About how long does it take a UTI to go away under antibiotics? I been taking for 3 days now and it still burns when I urinate.

About how long does it take a UTI to go away under antibiotics? I been taking for 3 days now and it still burns when I urinate.

3 days: Most utis are effetively treated in 3-5 days, if you are on the right antibiotic. It's also possible that a UTI is not the only cause of your symptoms. If they persist, you might benefit from a visit to your gynecologist or even a urologist. ...Read more

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On 4th day of antibiotics for uti, still have some burning after peeing and the urge to urinate. How long does it take to go away?

On 4th day of antibiotics for uti, still have some burning after peeing and the urge to urinate. How long does it take to go away?

UTI treatment: Uncomplcated urinary tract infections in young women are usually easily eradicated. With some antibiotics like cipro, (ciprofloxacin) signs and symptoms disappear in a day or two. With sulfa type medications treatment may take much longer to clear the infection. ...Read more

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My UTI won't go away I tried all different types of antibiotics so my dr did a culture and he saw a bacterium that was hiding. He gave me sulfamethoxazole for 7 dys. My urine still looks a little soapy.

My UTI won't go away I tried all different types of antibiotics so my dr did a culture and he saw a bacterium that was hiding. He gave me sulfamethoxazole for 7 dys. My urine still looks a little soapy.

May need repeat labs: If the bacteria in the culture report was sensitive to the antibiotics that was prescribed then it should be fine. If your symptoms persist would get repeat urineanalysis and culture. If urine is foamy there may be protein in it. ...Read more

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I had an antibiotic course for UTI but it still irritates after peeing. Urge to pee doesn't go away. Is corn silk tea useful too?

I had an antibiotic course for UTI but it still irritates after peeing. Urge to pee doesn't go away. Is corn silk tea useful too?

Here are some...: Going bathroom often with local genital urinary irritation is not only from UTI, which can be effectively treated with specific antibiotic. Others such as drinking "corn silk tea" are usually intending to soothe irritation not for cure. To get health-related things done right, follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html so you gain insight on how to work with doc... ...Read more

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I have a severe uti the antibiotics they gave me are resistant to this strain of bacteria can't afford something else can this go away on its own?

You need antibiotics: There are many options to treat UTI. Even when the bacteria causing it are resistant to some antibiotics, usually there are a few options, and not all of them are expensive. Discuss this with the doctor treating you to find an acceptable option. Some UTIs will clear up on their own, but "severe" suggests kidney involvement, fever, etc. Don't take the chance; this could be very dangerous. ...Read more

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I have a UTI and im pregnant, I threw up every single antibiotic, what can I drink or take to make it go away, I throw up every pill?

I have a UTI and im pregnant, I threw up every single antibiotic, what can I drink or take to make it go away, I throw up every pill?

UTI in pregnancy: UTI in pregnancy is best treated with antibiotics. If untreated can lead to a kidney infection. Treatment of kidney infection in pregnancy requires intravenous antibiotics. If throwing up then nausea medication is needed as well. ...Read more

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I've been taking antibiotics for a UTI for going on 4 days now but can't seem to get rid of it. Is it okay to take Cystex or Azo for the pain and discomfort while on antibiotics and how long to wait before I go see the doctor if it does it go away?

I've been taking antibiotics for a UTI for going on 4 days now but can't seem to get rid of it. Is it okay to take Cystex or Azo for the pain and discomfort while on antibiotics and how long to wait before I go see the doctor if it does it go away?

4 days: You can take Azo while you are on antibiotics for a UTI; however, you should follow the directions and not use Azo longer than recommended in the directions. Also, If you have been on antibiotics for 4 days and aren't getting better, you may have an infection that isn't sensitive to the antibiotic you are on. You need to see your doctor tomorrow and ask about this. Best wishes! ...Read more

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When does nausea from birth control pills go away? On second month, a few days in taking antibiotics for UTI can that be making it worse?

Very unlikely: The antibiotics are not a probable cause for prolonging your reaction to bcps (if that is what it is). If the nausea was due to the bcps it will probably disappear in a month or so. If, however, you are having thoughts of suicide you need to go asap to a psychiatrist and have this assessed before you do something which will be regretted. Go now. Do not wait. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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. John Leander Po
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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