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Do Uti Go Away On Their Own
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
I would like to know if UTIs can go away on their own? I have been on a.biotics 4x already this year, in less than 6 months, and I don't want to take any more a.biotics.
Safest to be treated: Most infections "go away on their own", including most UTIs. However, they can cause an awful lot of damage before they go. The risk from antibiotics is tiny compared to the risk of not being treated. Be rational about this. Also, be sure it's another UTI: often similar symptoms for other infections, especially STDs. ...Read more
Maybe: A UTI can run its course and resolve or it may ascend the urinary tract, involve the kidney, spread to the blood and result in sepsis and death. In the preantibiotic era, UTIs in women, like now, were common, but all, fortunately, weren't fatal. Happily, we live in an era which has discovered the benefits of antibiotics. Please avail yourself of the fruits of the 21st century! ...Read more
Can you tell me if I drink cranberry juice or take the cranberry pill plus drink lots of water would the UTI go away on its own without taking antibiotics?
Here are some. ..: Clinically, if the suffering from UTI fails to improve and go away after taking antibiotics (if effective), it's time for re-evaluation with further reviewing Hx + exams + tests as needed so to assure the original Dx was correct & bug is sensitive tt Rx; then further care can be modified to suit the right direction of care for your personal conditions... So, go to be re-evaluated timely as advised ...Read more
UTI: Time of recovery will vary with the type of UTI (lower tract vs. Upper tract), the organism responsible, the appropriateness or lack thereof of the antibiotic used, the immune and anatomic integrity of the patient. The organisms will start to die quickly, but symptoms may take a day or two to begin to resolve, just as if you were bruised from trauma. ...Read more
If treated: Within 24-48 hours. If you are not better and you are on treatment, be rechecked. All the best. ...Read more
Are there any links between having nexplianon and uti? This is my second time getting meds for uti, and it still won't go away!
Some but why not Abc: Some UTIs resolve without antibiotics, but can take a long time & always with danger of infection spreading to kidneys, which is potentially dangerous. Most people survived UTIs before antibiotic age but some sustained severe kidney damage & some died. My advice is have urine cultured & take appropriately prescribed antibiotic. Cranberry does not cure UTIs, only reduces risk of recurrent UTIs ...Read more
UTI: If you are having bloody urine during a UTI it may take several days for this to resolve because there has been damage to tissues which cause the bleeding, and it may take time for this to heal over. If you continue to bleed would definitely go back to your doctor asap and be reevaluated. ...Read more
Recurrent UTI: Recurrent utis suggests more serious and complicated problem. Needs further evaluation. ...Read more
Not sure: I am not sure what you are asking. Symptoms of a UTI can feel numerous ways. If you think you have an infection you should be treated appropriately. Nobody deserves less than the best treatment. In the meantime, increase you water intake. ...Read more
No: Not at all. Infections can happen even when taking antibiotics. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to take medicine for an UTI if I'm not sure I have one? I have symptoms but I just need it to go away
You need guidance: If you have symptoms with urination then it's possible that you have a UTI or something called urethritis. This should definitely be checked out by a doctor, because there is the risk it could worsen and affect other parts of the body. There are simple tests that can be done to determine the cause -and only then will treatment best be targeted to eradicate the symptoms and cure the disease. See MD ...Read more
Can a UTI resolve itself? I had UTI symptoms for 10 days then go away without meds years ago. I've since had many utis treated, could there be damage?
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
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
Started antibiotic for UTI today. How long will it take for pain to go away? It's extremely painful.
UTI and pregnancy: The immune system of pregnant women is lower than that of women who are not pregnant; infections have more difficulty resolving on their own. ...Read more
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
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