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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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

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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?

UTIs can go away!: Not all bladder infections require antibiotics. If you drink a lot of fluid, especially water or cranberry juice you may clear the symptoms. If they persist, worsen or you see blood in urine, contact your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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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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Should a UTI go away with the use of a detox tea?

Should a UTI go away with the use of a detox tea?

Quantity?: Tea will not cure and invasive infection. That said, adequate hydration and large volume urine output are helpful in cleaning up urinary tract infections. You are better off drinking more water and cranberry juice then large volumes of tea to help with your symptoms. ...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 a 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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What to do if I get incontinence since I had a uti, and it won't go away?

What to do if I get incontinence since I had a uti, and it won't go away?

UTI or incontinence: You made need a different antibiotic if UTI remains. See urologist or uro-gynecologist if incontinence continues after UTI successfully treated. ...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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Would a UTI go away faster on its own during pregnancy?

Would a UTI go away faster on its own during pregnancy?

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

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Uti fishy smell will it go away im taking ciprofloxacin?

Uti fishy smell will it go away im taking ciprofloxacin?

See below: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is good for uti, however you may need to talk to your doctor about a certain type of infection, characterized by fishy smell vaginal discharge as this has a different treatment. You may need to have pelvic exam by your doctor as well. ...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