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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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How long to UTI take to clear?

How long to UTI take to clear?

UTI: Depends upon the type of uti, the treatment , the underlying cause of the infection, and so on. For uncomplicated cystitis this should respond within 24-48 hrs, but may take longer to cure.

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How long does UTI take to clear?

How long does UTI take to clear?

Depends site of infe: It depends on site of infection and the antibiotics used.If the culture shows sensitivity to certain antibiotic for lowe UTI it takes 7to10 days for infection to clear.But if the infection is high up in kidneys(pyelonephritis)you may need longer course of antibiotics 2weeks or more to clear the infection.

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How long do anti UTI meds take to work?

How long do anti UTI meds take to work?

Depends site of infe: It depends on site of infection and the antibiotics used.If the culture shows sensitivity to certain antibiotic for lowe UTI it takes 7to10 days for infection to clear.But if the infection is high up in kidneys(pyelonephritis)you may need longer course of antibiotics 2weeks or more to clear the infection.

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What to take for a UTI and for how long?

What to take for a UTI and for how long?

The answer depends: On duration of symptoms, what symptoms are you having, and the appearance of your urine sample either under the microscope or in an automated urine test strip. Typically, it also depends on the bacteria being treated, as well as how complicated the location of the infection is(bladder, urethra, tracts/ureters or kidney, as well as the actual antibiotic being used(5-10-14-21 days).

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How long does it take a UTI to clear up?

2-3 days: Hi, Thank you for your question. If you are on antibiotics, it should start to feel better in 2-3 days. If its not improving much or getting worse then go get rechecked. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M

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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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How long does it take to clear up a mild uti?

UTI: Clinical response should occur within a day or two but full cure may take longer.

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Why does it take so long to recover from a uti?

Why does it take so long to recover from a uti?

See below: Recovery from a uti, or for that matter any self-limiting illness, is dependent on many factors: age, severity of the infection, effectiveness of treatment, associated co-morbidities and other chronic conditions, your overall health pre-uti, attitude, diet, etc. All of which vary from individual to individual. Recovery from a kidney infection vs simple bladder infection will take much longer.

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How long does it take to heal a partially treated uti?

How long does it take to heal a partially treated uti?

Get help: A partially treated UTI is an untreated infection. Get seen and re evaluated and a full course of treatment.

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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 is it supposed to it take for a UTI to become serious?

How long is it supposed to it take for a UTI to become serious?

Varies: It could potentially clear or it could progress to a kidney infection, which is much more serious. Symptoms can develop very quickly, in a matter of hours.

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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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How long would it take before medication starts working for a uti?

How long would it take before medication starts working for a uti?

Within few hours: It depends on the infection but if the right antibiotic is given for the infection it will start working right away and you may feel relief within 48 hours as far as symptoms are concerned.

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Inspite of completing a 5 day course of Alkazol syrup and 3 days of Norflox 400,I'm not being able to recover from a UTI.How long can it take?Pls help

Inspite of completing a 5 day course of Alkazol syrup and 3 days of Norflox 400,I'm not being able to recover from a UTI.How long can it take?Pls help

Resistant germ: If you are not getting better from a course of antibiotics- this likely means the germ is 'resistant' and you need a different antibiotic altogether. You would benefit from a urinary culture - and from there a doctor could help guide you. Fluoroquinolone antibiotics can lose their power - particularly where they are not regulated well. Try to see a doctor today for that evaluation and treatment.

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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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Please tell me how long it takes for to cure a UTI with only water?

Often forever: Water drinking is not cure, although it certainly helps.

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