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How Long Does It Take For Urinary Tract To Heal
Variable: It depends on the nature of the bacteria, the persons immunity, the persons anatomy of the bladder and the ureters, and the persence of absence of stones. Of course, the trend of the symptoms of infection may predict if getting worse. Also, loin pain and fever will suggest kidney involvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It may not!: A urinary tract infection is a clinical diagnosis, and doesn't necessarily hinge on a positive urine culture. However, typical bacteria associated with uti's will test positive within 24hr. Cultures help in choosing the most appropriate antibiotic.However, keep in mind some microbes cannot be cultured, or aren't routinely cultured (e.g. Ureaplasma, chlamydia) - but can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See your doctor: You need prescription medication for treatment of urinary infection and your doctor will advise you on the type of medication and duration of treatment. ...Read more
Kidney infection: Kidney infection (pyelonephritis) generally causes fever, chills and very significant flank pain. One generally feels "sick". Bladder infection (cystitis) rarely causes systemic symptoms. Discomfort in the pelvic area and irritative voiding symptoms are typical. In general, a bladder infection should not ascend to the kidneys unless there is an anatomic abnormality with the ureters. (reflux). ...Read more
See below: Hours to days depending on the type and quantity of the organism and the overall health of the host. ...Read more
A few days: In most cases it should be resolved within a few days. ...Read more
Treated?: Have you already been treated for two weeks, and it's persistent? Or, you've had symptoms for two weeks? In either case, pop in to your primary care doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
I want to thoroughly clean my urinary tract because i take in lots of sugars. Whats best to clean it?
What are the causes of a urinary tract infection and what kind of medicine can I take for the pain?
Multiple causes: Most urinary infections are bacterial. Some are ascending infections through the urethra, especially in women, other are due to seeding of the kidney through blood. Some urinary infections are prompted by obstruction to the flow of urine. The medicine needs to be tailored to the organism causing the infection and it is not a matter for self-care. Please see your doctor for proper antibiotic. ...Read more
No: You can take cystex to relieve the symptoms of a urinary tract infection but not necessarily the cause. It is designed to decrease symptoms UNTIL you get a chance to see your primary medical doctor. This medication is similar to pyridium, (phenazopyridine) for symptomatic relief, but does not turn your urine orange. ...Read more
Here are some ...: To make patient catheter-free should be the primary goal of caring for bladder dysfunction if any possible. But, few patients still need permanent use of indwelling catheter. If so, good catheter care without tension or kicking of catheter is essential, and the frequency of catheter change has been arbitrary without rigid rule, but maybe ranging from once every 2 to 10 weeks or even longer... ...Read more
Keeping fluid balanc: up with regular hydration is important. Depending on the medical conditions having too much (fluid retention diseases) or too little (kidney stones, among others) can be harmful. Keeping the urine acidic is thought to be helpful (but it's failed clinical trials) so, vitamin C is often stated....it's a myth. Azo helps pain but if needed, need antibiotics too. ...Read more
Antibiotics: A urinary tract infection is treated with antibiotics to which the infecting bacteria are susceptable. Uncomplicated bladder infections can be cured with 3 days of treatment while kidney infections need 14 days of treatment. More serious infections can be caused by abnormal urinary tract anatomy, function, or calculi which require diagnostic studies to evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infx: Usually antibiotics.Get a more detailed answer ›
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