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How long does a UTI last?

How long does 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 more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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 a UTI last for?

How long does a UTI last for?

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

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How long does a UTI last? Just started meds & had for 5 days.

How long does a UTI last? Just started meds & had for 5 days.

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

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On average, how long will a UTI last without an antibiotics?

On average, how long will a UTI last without an antibiotics?

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

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How long does UTI treatment last?

How long does UTI treatment last?

Depends: There are 3, 7, 10, 14 day courses of treatment depending on your history and the antibiotic chosen ...Read more

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How long dose a UTI last how long can you take antibiotics for?

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

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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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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

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

Get evaluated: You need to be evaluated again to figure out what is going on. A simple UTI can be treated usually with only 3 days on antibiotics. It could be that the bacteria that is causing your UTI is resistant to the antibiotic you were given. Or you nay have another diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long the pain last for uti?

How long the pain last for uti?

Right abx - 1 day.: Pain from a uti, when the right antibiotic is used, will improve within a day. If it doesn't, don't suffer - call your doctor for a reassessment or a prescription for a different antibiotic. ...Read more

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For how long does the treatment for UTI last.

For how long does the treatment for UTI last.

Varies: Depending upon the site of the UTI and the causative agent it may be as little as a day, or in the case of pyelonephritis, may be weeks. ...Read more

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How long does bleeding from a UTI last if I don't go to the doctors for it?

How long does bleeding from a UTI last if I don't go to the doctors for it?

Varies: Duration of bleeding associated with urinary tract infection may vary among individuals. However, blood in the urine should not be ignored, and a call to your doctor is in order. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How long does a bladder infection or UTI last with and without medicine?

How long does a bladder infection or UTI last with and without medicine?

Urinary track infection: Uncomplicated urinary tract infection if treated with antibiotics usually gets better within days. If not treated, the symptoms may last indefinitely. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Bladder pressure: Your growing uterus is sitting on the emptying bladder making it difficult to completely void. This is normal and sometimes some supra pubic gentle pressure at the end of voiding assists in emptying the bladder in this state. ...Read more

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While being on antibiotics for bladder infection or uti, how long does the pain last?

While being on antibiotics for bladder infection or uti, how long does the pain last?

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

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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 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?

UTI: It likely is a UTI but could be other things. The easiest way is to find out is to go to the GP and have your urine tested. In the meantime drink plenty of fluids and cranberry juice would be the best. Panadol and ibuprofen will help also. ...Read more

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How long does confusion last with urinary tract infections?

How long does confusion last with urinary tract infections?

Shouldn't: Urinary tract infections should not cause confusion except in the elderly or if associated with septicemia and severe sepsis. If a patient suffers from confusion they should be immediately evaluated by a physician to evaluate for serious illness. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How long do the pain last with a UTI while taken bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) been taking the meds for 4 days now.?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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How long do urinary tract infections last and how can I be sure I have one befor I go to the doctor?

Dr. Pratip Nag Dr. Nag
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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

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How long does nausea from birth control pills last? On second month, can the anitibiotics for a UTI be making it worse?

How long does nausea from birth control pills last? On second month, can the anitibiotics for a UTI be making it worse?

Antibiotics ; BCP: The only antibiotic with proven interference with bcps is rifampin. This is not making your nausea worse. You need to see a psychiatrist as an emergency to deal with your suicidal ideation. Go now. ...Read more

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-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

-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

High risk for kidney: You need to be on prolonged antibiotics. If you have a fever there is risk for serious complications and to be seen in the er for IV therapy. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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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