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How Long Should A Uti Last
Varies.: The length of time it takes to clear a urinary tract infection depends on the burden of the infection & how quickly appropriate antibiotics are started. Uncomplicated utis are treated with 3 days of antibiotics, and symptoms subside quickly and usually disappear by 7 days. Complicated utis including kidney infection, foreign bodies, and resistant organisms will increase the duration of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
When treated....: Since uti's are painful, effective therapy can alleviate the symptom of pain/burning on urination within a day. However, other symptoms, depending on the severity of infection, may take up to a week (fever, malaise) or so to abate (eg.Flank pain).If symptoms are gone in a few days, it is important to complete the prescribed course! or else you risk getting a recurrence of the infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually < 1 week: Antibiotics, if effective, often clear the bladder of bacteria very quickly because they're concentrated in the urine. However, the inflammation (irritation) of the bladder walls may take days to resolve and the symptoms like burning with urination, frequent voiding, and pain. If these persist beyond one week or high fever or flank pain develops then contact your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On the right meds?: Most start getting relief within 24 hours of taking antibiotics. A particularly bad infection can cause a lot of inflammation in the bladder, and some urinary symptoms may continue for several days despite clearing the bacteria. If you have no improvement, your antibiotic might not be working, and you'll have to go back to your doctor to check culture results to find the appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the overall health of the patient and the type of organism. It may progress to a kidney infection or worse. ...Read more
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
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