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Seeing A Doctor For A Uti
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 think I have a UTI, on carbimazole for 14 months, do I still need to see a doctor for infection or is it ok to self treat?
Please: do see a medical provider if you believe that you have a urinary tract infection. Take care. ...Read more
Not likely: Antibiotics generally need a prescription as do drugs designed to reduce symptoms. The reason why you cannot see a doctor is more important, and this can be overcome whether it is due to inability to get an appointment or the fact that you are placing other activities ahead of your health. Suggest you make time to either see a doc, go to an urgent care center or er and get this taken care of. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In a remote area and unable to see a doctor until I'm back in Australia. Is there any way I can treat a UTI/help ease symptoms myself? Home in a week.
Uti: If you think its a UTI (frequent urination,burning, foul odor of urine, change in color of urine), then it is better not to delay treatment. Cut down alcohol, spicy foods, caffeine, drink plenty of fluids and urinate frequently and completely, but this won't cure a UTI. You'll need antibiotics. A UTI can spread to kidneys and cause you more problems later so get antibiotics soon. ...Read more
Should I see a doctor for UTI symptoms that began 2-3 days after cystoscopy, have become worse over 2 weeks, when I've been negative for UTIs in past?
A home test says I have a uti. It's been 4 days. I can't see a doctor for 2 more days. Is this ok or should I go to urgent care?
What are signs of a UTI in a 17m old girl? If she has one, do I need to get her in to see a doctor or can I treat it at home? If so, how?
See doctor: Should see doctor. You do not want to damage kidneys. Urine culture will make sure proper organism treated. Many times in this age there are issues with reflux from the bladder to kidneys which can affect function of kidneys. Severity and number of infections also enter into workup and diagnosis. Sometimes VCUG (fluoroscopic bladder study) and ultrasound of kidneys may need to be performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I alleviate the symptoms (esp the urgency to urinate) of a UTI at home? I won't be able to see a doctor until tomorrow.
So need help with a medical question, I know I need to see a doctor but I just haven't the money. Can I order antibiotic online for uti? Which?
Urgrent care?: Do you have an urgent care center near you? Antibiotics are selected carefully based on your allergies, medications you are on and severity of your disease. Common antibiotics used for UTI include septra (bactrim), macrobid, cipro (ciprofloxacin). Theres plenty more. But use at your own risk if you are going to acquire yourself. ...Read more
I think i have a coming uti since i feel a little uncomfy during urination, i took buscopan a pain reliever &water. Do i need to see a doctor?
Otc: Could do over the counter test or see you doctor for them to run and treat if needed ...Read more
Hi I have a uti, I waited a little to long to see a doctor, he gave me macrobid for it. I took the med at 3pm, then around 8Pm started to throw up.
Severe uti. Need help with pain until the doctors can see me next week. Any other remedies besides water?
Antibiotic, see MD: The main thing is effective antibiotic treatment ASAP. If not yet prescribed an antibiotic, insist on seeing your doctor immediately, or find a different doctor or clinic. Assuming UTI diagnosis is correct, bladder pain and urinary urgency can be helped with OTC phenazopyridine (ask a pharmacist) plus lots of fluids. If flank or back pain from kidney, even more important to see MD ASAP. ...Read more
Hello I have been to the doctors and was told I had a uti ,the pain has got worse but have no tempreture should I go back and see my doctor?
Yes: I always tell my patients to return if the symptoms get worse or don't go away. No antibiotic is perfect, so it is possible that the antibiotic is not effective against your current infection, or there may be something else causing your pain! A quick urinalysis can tell if the treatment has been effective or not. Gt well soon! ...Read more
After having several uti within a month. After that when i urine normally there is a weird feeling like the opening is still open do i need to see doc?
UTI? STD? See doctor: "Several" separate UTI's within a month is very unlikely. If an infection, more likely the same one is causing symptoms on and off. Maybe yeast? You might also need to check for STDs like chlamydia or gonorrhea, depending of course on STD risk (new partner, partner have sex with others, etc). See a genitourinary med specialist; should be easy to find in Singapore. Good luck! ...Read more
Not unusual: If one has already seen a physician and has been diagnosed with a UTI (urinary tract infection), the presence of blood is not unusual as long as it resolves with the UTI treatment. If a UTI has not yet been diagnosed, or if the bleeding continues despite appropriate antibiotic treatment, see your doctor to find the cause of the bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Do not know if you are speaking of a male or female patient, as recurrent urinary infections in male patients is more unusual and potentially problematic. A family doctor may be a place to start, and a urologist may assist if there are additional concerns or problems. ...Read more
I think I have a UTI again as symptoms that I've presiously. Going to see my doctor first thing tomorrow. Is there a reason its only hurting at night?
Not sure...: But you are doing the right thing by going to see your doctor! ...Read more
Have UTI have taken over-the-counter medicine for 3 days. Still having pressure. Should I see a doctor?
See doctor: the best way to treat a bacterial UTI is with antibiotics. A doctor can do or order a urine test to see what's causing your symptoms (if it is a UTI) and prescribe an antibiotic to treat the germ responsible. OTC meds only minimize symptoms, they are not curative. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have UTI. Can't see doc for 14 days. Can't sleep - bladder urges. Don't want it to spread. Can't afford Azo. What can I do for the meantime?
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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