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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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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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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