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Do I have to go see a doctor for a uti?

Do I have to go see a doctor for a uti?

I do believe so: Some times UTI is simple infection in the bladder or some time could be the result of kidney stone or other problem, when go to doctor he have in his mind those factors and he will help heal those issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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Is there any medicine i can take for a UTI if i can't see a doctor for a couple days?

Is there any medicine i can take for a UTI if i can't see a doctor for a couple days?

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 more

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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.

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

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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?

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?

See doctor ASAP: Even though your previous symptoms apparently were not due to infection, there is a definite risk of UTI after urinary tract procedures like cystoscopy. You might need an antibiotic. Immediately contact the doctor who did the cystoscopy. Good luck! ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Related?: May not be related, but if you think its from the antibiotics, call your doctor and ask to change to another antibiotic and see if that helps. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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If symptoms of a UTI go away a few hours after they start should you still see a doctor?

If symptoms of a UTI go away a few hours after they start should you still see a doctor?

Culture: If you're not sure that the UTI is still present, perhaps your physician could send you for a urine culture and thus avoid an office visit. ...Read more

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Severe uti. Need help with pain until the doctors can see me next week. Any other remedies besides water?

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

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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

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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?

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

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Should I see a doctor right away for blood in uti?

Should I see a doctor right away for blood in uti?

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 more

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What kind of doctor would an 80 year old see for a recurrent uti?

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

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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 more

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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?

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?

If you truly have: uti, then you need to be on antibiotic. I think it is mistake to wait 14 days. Go to ED or urgent care, so that it will not get worse or spread to kidneys. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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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