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How Long 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 more
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 more
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
Here are some. ..: UTI-related voiding Sx such as burning and frequency will be quickly improved within 1-3 days and, most of cases, faded away completely in 5-7 days after taking effective antibiotics. But, occasionally, irritating voiding Sx may linger. If so, be reassessed so to define what may be the underlying cause. So, work with Doc and be checked out timely. ...Read more
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 normally would a Uti last for? I've had a week of anti biotics and been drinking water & cranberry but im getting pain in my belly and back
I feel dizzy all the day since I got uti. I already cured from the UTI but still feel dizzy. Is this normal? How long does this symtomp will last?
Dizzy, is he?: Dizzy is a non-medical term because there is no universally agreed upon meaning of this vague term, for which I have heard possibly 50 different descriptions. So what do you mean by dizziness? So, for example, answers to your non-defined symptoms will be pure guess work. Describe your symptoms better to get a more helpful response. ...Read more
I noticed a burning sensation when I urinate and it's been 5 days now. I'm thinking it's a UTI but how long do they last for?
UTI: May be very long lived and worsen unless treated. See your family doctor. ...Read more
19+5wks preg. Takes me very long to empty my bladder incomplete emptying especially end of urination No UTI had it checked last wk. Is this normal?
Another UTI w/kp? Dr rx'd keflex. Dip stick normal. Culture will b back thurs. Only symptom was feeling as if urine had been held too long (1 hr) during nap. Same as last 2x's. Scared of kp next step?
Depends: Depends on which antibiotic, which bacteria is growing and the level of resistance that bacteria has to the antibiotic being used. Also, if you doctor assumed it was a uti, but instead it is a urethritis you may need further evaluation. If not better or worse near the end of the antibiotic course, you need to be reevaluated. ...Read more
I think I might have an uti. I have had one before. My pee hurt abit and hurts when I was having sex. Some pain comes and goes. Pee didn't hurt for that long last time?
I have a UTI and a yeast infection. Today is my last day of antibiotics. How long should I wait to treat the yeast infection?
Can treat: Immediately and wouldn't wait for it to become overwhelming. If topical otc ineffective after 2 days contact your doctor for oral antifungal. ...Read more
How long do the pain last with a UTI while taken bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) been taking the meds for 4 days now.?
Depends: Typically I would expect that your pain and infection should be cleared by now unless you have risk factors to make them last longer. Your infection might be resistant to the medication and you should contact your physician to have a further evaluation. ...Read more
How long to wait after taking hydrocodone before I start ultram, given for uti with ic. Had Hydro left from last infection & took til was seen.
Don't take...: ...hydrocodone to treat the pain of a UTI and IC. Hydrocodone and ultram are different drugs, but together may worsen the associated euphoria. To be safe, just wait 4 hours for the hydrocodone to wear off. Make sure you follow-up with your physician if the pain worsens and the UTI symptoms do not subside. ...Read more
Could my UTI of 2 weeks not go away because I'm breastfeeding? My uti never last this long. Not taking any meds. Drinking plenty water & cranbr juice.
Maybe/not: We know now that cranberry juice does have chemical agents which interfere with the ability of e.coli to thrive in the bladder. We also know that not all burning during urination is due to a UTI. The fact is you may or may not have or have had a UTI and the symptoms may persist because you are not treating it. Proper evaluation & exclusion of this or other possibilities would be a wise choice. ...Read more
How long do urinary tract infections last and how can I be sure I have one befor I go to the doctor?
It varies: Usually with urine infections there is a sensation of burning or pain with urination or increase in frequency of urination. Some may have fever, vomiting or belly pain. Sometimes urine infections do not present with any symptoms. Urine infections can last for varied amount of time and it is based on age, health of the body's defense system, other medical conditions the person may have. ...Read more
How long does nausea from birth control pills last? On second month, can the anitibiotics for a UTI be making it worse?
-got a UTI last sunday, took meds, now wednesday, now chills fever and back aches. Chances of kidney infection? How long do they last? Thx
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