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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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 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.

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.

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Will urinary tract infections go away on their own?

Will urinary tract infections go away on their own?

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!

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What can I do if my UTI won't go away?

What can I do if my UTI won't go away?

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

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How long does it take for a UTI to go away?

How long does it take for a UTI to go away?

3 days: Most UTI symptoms resolve within 3 days after beginning antibiotic treatment. If symptoms of burning with urination, urinary frequency and urgency continue past 4 days, call your doctor.

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What do you suggest if my UTI won't go away?

What do you suggest if my UTI won't go away?

Consult urologist: Firstly U need to be on an appropriate antibiotic, secondly you may have an anatomic problem & unable to empty bladder completely with urination. Other problems like kidney or bladder stones, if present, can harbor bacteria and prevent cure of UTI. Good luck

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What can I do about a UTI that will not go away?

Urine culture: Make sure a urine culture was done to identify what the bacteria was and which antibiotics the bacteria is sensitive to. If you have been on the appropriate antibiotics and the UTI persists, further testing of the bladder or kidneys may be necessary.

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How long does it take for a UTI to go away with medication?

How long does it take for a UTI to go away with medication?

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.

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How long does it take for a partially treated UTI to go away?

How long does it take for a partially treated UTI to go away?

Hard to tell: Why were you partially treated? Did you develop some side effects or allergic reaction? You could be switched to another antibiotic. The risk of partial treatment may include complications such as chronic UTI or more extensive infection.

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How long does it take for UTI to go away without medications?

How long does it take for UTI to go away without medications?

Depends on bacteria: Mild UTI and asymptomatic UTI may resolve spontaneously. Uti may clear easily if appropriate antibiotic is used in the right dose. Pseudomonas may be difficult to treat.

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How long does it take a small UTI or UTI in general to go away?

How long does it take a small UTI or UTI in general to go away?

If treated: Within 24-48 hours. If you are not better and you are on treatment, be rechecked. All the best.

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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!

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!

See GYN or urologist: There are many reasons for this. You will need urine culture to see if there is really an infection and if so what kind. I am not aware that nexplianon is the cause and it is not an antibiotic.

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Will UTI pain go away?

Will UTI pain go away?

Yes: As the infection is treated and goes away pain should also subside.

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Can a UTI go away without anibiotics?

Can a UTI go away without anibiotics?

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

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What to do if UTI symptoms won't go away?

What to do if UTI symptoms won't go away?

Would suggest..: To see a urologist or gynecologist to make sure there are no structural issues that predispose you to the condition. I presume you have the right anitibiotic for the right organism.

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How long does it take for blood to go away for uti?

How long does it take for blood to go away for uti?

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.

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I have diareah hot and have a UTI that won't. Go away?

Recurrent UTI: Recurrent utis suggests more serious and complicated problem. Needs further evaluation.

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How can I make a UTI to go away with out going to the bathroom for test?

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.

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