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How long does it take for UTI symptoms to go away once treatment is started?

How long does it take for UTI symptoms to go away once treatment is started?

Quickly: Common UTI symptoms will usually improve after a single dose of appropriate antibiotics, especially if a urinary tract pain reliever is used. I expect all symptoms to be essentially gone within 1-2 days. If not, a follow up check up should be done. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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 does it take UTI symptoms of dementia like state in elderly to go away she is on ic cephalexin since Saturday ?

How long does it take UTI symptoms of dementia like state in elderly to go away she is on ic cephalexin since Saturday ?

Here are some ...: The relevance of the contents in this Q is unclear, but my sifting through it suggests concerning her mental alteration possibly related with symptomatic UTI. If so, the duration of optimal recovery may widely vary in part because many elderlies are taking tranquilizers / antidepresents. Besides they have multiple concomitant medical issues. So, it's hard to blame UTI as sole cause of such change ...Read more

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How many days after finishing antibiotics does it take for UTI symptoms to go away? I felt soreness go away but now it's back.

How many days after finishing antibiotics does it take for UTI symptoms to go away? I felt soreness go away but now it's back.

See doctor: Where is your soreness? Abdomen or back? Were you originally tested for a UTI, or was it diagnosed over the phone/by history. Usually your symptoms should improve by the time you finish your antibiotic course. If symptoms return, you may be resistant to the antibiotic, or it is not a UTI. I'd recommend seeing your doctor and consider getting a urine culture. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long after infection does it take for UTI symptoms to manifest?

How long after infection does it take for UTI symptoms to manifest?

Within 1-2 days: Some UTIs are asymptomatic, i.e. no symptoms at all. For most UTIs, the symptoms begin almost immediately as the infection starts, i.e. within a day or two. ...Read more

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How long does it take for amoxicillin to take effect and improve UTI symptoms? I started taking them 12 hours ago.

How long does it take for amoxicillin to take effect and improve UTI symptoms?  I started taking them 12 hours ago.

A day: If the UTI is sensitive to amoxicillin, you should begin to notice improvement in your symptoms after the 2nd or 3rd doses but continue the antibiotic until you finish what your doctor prescribed. If you do not notice ant improvement after a couple of days, contact your doctor. I ope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Why would my urine have a very unusual odor? I have possible sarcoidosis in kidney per PET. No UTI symptoms. Very weak stream takes very long to void

Why would my urine have a very unusual odor?  I have possible sarcoidosis in kidney per PET. No UTI symptoms. Very weak stream takes very long to void

Urine odor: There are many reasons for odor with the urine including an infection or even such diseases as diabetes which can make the urine smell "sweet" due to thenpresencenof sugar. Either way you need to have a urinalysis and culture done which would help in the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do if UTI symptoms won't go away?

What to do if UTI symptoms won't go away?

Would suggest..: to see a urologist or gynecologist to make sure there are no structural issues that predispose you to the condition. I presume you have the right anitibiotic for the right organism. ...Read more

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Can a UTI resolve itself? I had UTI symptoms for 10 days then go away without meds years ago. I've since had many utis treated, could there be damage?

Can a UTI resolve itself? I had UTI symptoms for 10 days then go away without meds years ago. I've since had many utis treated, could there be damage?

UTIs can go away!: Not all bladder infections require antibiotics. If you drink a lot of fluid, especially water or cranberry juice you may clear the symptoms. If they persist, worsen or you see blood in urine, contact your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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For a month now, whenever I drink anything other than water I get slight UTI symptoms. But when I drink only water again they go away. ?

For a month now, whenever I drink anything other than water I get slight UTI symptoms. But when I drink only water again they go away. ?

UTi symptoms: May be allergy to fructose , or food coloring. Do any solid foods cause this? Would get UA and check for infection when occurs , may be interstitial cystitis or a vaginitis where you can have UTI symptoms ( usually more at the end of stream-can be from mycoplasma ureoplasma , yeast BV) though infection less likely if resolves quickly and irritation more likely. f/U with urogynecologist ...Read more

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I've had uti symptoms for about two weeks now. How long do I have before it gets really bad? I went to the doctors today and I should hear back soon

Here are some...: Glad to see you on the course of professional care and follow-up. In general, it's nonurgent to seek evaluation as long as feeling reasonably comfortable in general well-being with no chill & fever. But it's important to get things done correctly to assure doing the right things by following instructions in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html so to reach right Dx for right Rx, care, & ... ...Read more

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How long do UTI symptoms last. Been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) since weds. Am voiding better but still have need to go all the time.?

How long do UTI symptoms last. Been on cipro (ciprofloxacin) since weds. Am voiding  better but still have need to go all the time.?

Depends: On how sick you were when treatment was started, what your underlying medical issues are, and if the bacteria in your urine is sensitive to the antibiotics being prescribed. You should discuss with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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If I don't pee after sex I get UTI symptoms, well just pressure..so I normally just take cranberry pills for awhile. Should I still go to the doctor?

If I don't pee after sex I get UTI symptoms, well just pressure..so I normally just take cranberry pills for awhile. Should I still go to the doctor?

Here are some ...: Ideally, documenting UTI should be undertaken with detailed Hx, urinalysis, etc. at least. However, if you have done the way you described, you may continue what you have been doing + complementing with self-testing urine leukocytes & nitrite with chem-strip from pharmacy for few times to suggest Inflammation/infection. Then carry out so-called self-testing & self-treatment regimen. More? Ask Doc. ...Read more

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Over the past 10 months I've had to take 5-7 rounds of antibiotics for uti symptoms including bleeding at times. Should I be worried about cancer?

Over the past 10 months I've had to take 5-7 rounds of antibiotics for uti symptoms including bleeding at times. Should I be worried about cancer?

Not yet.: You need to be worried about what is causing your frequent uti's. See a urologist. Avoid fragrances and harsh soaps in clothing like underwear, that touches you urethra and avoid trauma to the area (like thongs, over-scrubbing, tight clothes or anything that rubs there frequently. Cotton fabric near urethra's best. ...Read more

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I'm taking Nitrofurantoin Mono-MCR 100MG. for an UTI. How long before I can expect some relief from the UTI symptoms?

I'm taking Nitrofurantoin Mono-MCR 100MG. for an UTI. How long before I can expect some relief from the UTI symptoms?

See below : If UTI diagnosis correct and bacteria sensitive to nitrofurantoin which is very good choice of antibiotic for simple UTIs/bladder infections without fever, then your may notice improvement in symptoms as soon as 24 hrs if treatment initiated soon after symptom onset or may take 48-72 hrs if symptoms and inflammation have been present for several days or longer. Should take Nitrofurantoin 5-7 days. ...Read more

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UTI symptoms for a week now. First culture results= "mixed". 2nd culture-came back as "contaminated" . Should I do another or take the bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

UTI symptoms for a week now. First culture results= "mixed". 2nd culture-came back as "contaminated" . Should I do another or take the bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?

Cut To The Chase: You've got the symptoms(I assume that means painful urination and some bladder aches)so at this point just take the medicine.The best way to check your urine at this point would be via a catheter but most bladder infections can be treated with Bactrim(assuming that resistance to it in your area is low). Should that not work (in 2-3 days)then probably best to get the cath specimin and go from there ...Read more

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is it okay to take prescribed drugs( nitrofurantoin and fluconazole) for uti symptoms before taking a urine test?

Yes: If it is certain that you have a UTI, the symptoms are more reliable than the test. Many doctors don't test at all You just want to be sure you are treating the right thing in the first place. For example, vaginal irritation would not improve with treatment for a UTI, but would give many of the same symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to take prescribed drugs(nitrofurantoin and fluconazole) for UTI symptoms before doing a urine test, if you don't actually have UTI?

No: It is the rationale for treating UTI without culture. If you symptoms are typical a duck is a duck. So if the nitrofurantoin is working and symptoms resolve it does not matter that the culture does not grow an organism. However, if symptoms worsen the culture will grow a bacteria that can be identified and treated with right drug. ...Read more

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Hx of cdiff 4mo clear. Had UTI. symptoms of cdiff but test neg. (molecular test) what else could be going on? Have appnt w new dr. Bc PC & GI not helping.

Hx of cdiff 4mo clear. Had UTI. symptoms of cdiff but test neg. (molecular test) what else could be going on? Have appnt w new dr. Bc PC & GI not helping.

C DIFFICILE SYMPTOMS: There are several organisms which can cause symptoms similar to C Difficile including Staph Aureus, Klebsiella, C Perfringens, Candida, and Salmonella. Stool samples should be collected and sent to lab for studies. There are also non-infectious causes of similar symptoms; colitis. Your gastroenterologist would be able to pursue these studies including colonoscopy if needed. ...Read more

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I have some UTI symptoms. Can i treat this without going to the doctor?

I have some UTI symptoms. Can i treat this without going to the doctor?

Yes: There are a number of over the counter herbs and supplements that may help if taken early enough or there are foods to avoid if they cause symptoms to flair. An old standby (if not allergic) is called azo. Not enough space to name all that have had claims of helping. Do not ignore if no fast reponse or if fever. If recurrent, more than 3 in 6 months further eval rec. ...Read more

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What can relieve UTI symptoms ?

What can relieve UTI symptoms ?

Antibiotic: If you truly have a uti, you need an antibiotic. Cranberry juice is a simple way to prevent future utis. ...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