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How long before a UTI goes away with antibiotics?

How long before a UTI goes away with antibiotics?

Depends site of infe: It depends on site of infection and the antibiotics used. If the culture shows sensitivity to certain antibiotic for lowe UTI it takes 7to10 days for infection to clear. But if the infection is high up in kidneys (pyelonephritis)you may need longer course of antibiotics 2weeks or more to clear the infection. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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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Are long term antibiotics a good answer to on going uti's?

Are long term antibiotics a good answer to on going uti's?

UTI and antibiotics: The answer to your question is "no". You should see a urologist to find out why you are plagued with your uti's. You will need to have a renal ultrasound and perhaps more tests to see if you have some urological cause for these infections. It is always better to prevent a problem than to treat it. See a urologist to see if you can have a problem that can be remedied to get you off antibiotics. ...Read more

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With antibiotics how long would it take for a UTI to go away?

UTI: Varies with the organism, type of UTI (lower vs. Upper tract, etc.), the antibiotic employed, the immune status of the patient and a variety of other factors. Symptomatically it should begin to resolve in 24-48 hours if the organism causing it is sensitive to the antibiotic used. ...Read more

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How long will it take for the pain in my back to go with antibiotics for a uti?

How long will it take for the pain in my back to go with antibiotics for a uti?

Usually soon: If the UTI is uncomplicated by nasty things such as kidney abscess, bladder abscess, incomplete drainage of urinary tract or, less likely, infection of spine and surrounding soft tissues, then pain should clear up within a few days of the infection being cured. ...Read more

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Started antibiotic for UTI today. How long will it take for pain to go away? It's extremely painful.

Started antibiotic for UTI today. How long will it take for pain to go away? It's extremely painful.

In a day.: If the appropriate antibiotic was chosen, you should start to feel better, with pain abating within 24 hours. If this doesn't happen, inform your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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If you take antibiotics 3 days for a UTI how long does it take to go away?

Symptoms should be: Be gone and infection should be gone if it was designed to take for 3 days if u still have sxs please see your doc as it could have been resistant to the med and u may need a different one. ...Read more

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I keep getting utis. Can it be treated without using antibiotics?

Yes no: First thing you do is to drink plenty of fluids. It may help your symptoms of uti. You need to see a doctor to make sure that you do have UTI by having a urine culture done, if the urine culture is positive then you must take antebiotics however in many cases there are symptoms of UTI but the culture is negative then you don't have to take any antibiotics. ...Read more

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How is a UTI treated without antibiotics?

How is a UTI treated without antibiotics?

Use antibiotics: I am sure that every UTI throughout history was not treated with antibiotics and somehow we survive. The risk of not treating is substantial as kidneys can be damaged permanently or infection can spread to the blood making us critically ill. Cranberry juice and increased fluids may help but get on antibiotics when you really need them, like with a uti. ...Read more

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How long until antibiotics clear up my uti?

How long until antibiotics clear up my uti?

Depends site of infe: It depends on site of infection and the antibiotics used. If the culture shows sensitivity to certain antibiotic for lowe UTI it takes 7to10 days for infection to clear. But if the infection is high up in kidneys (pyelonephritis)you may need longer course of antibiotics 2weeks or more to clear the infection. ...Read more

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How long will antibiotics take to work on a uti?

Usually within a day: If symptoms caused by a UTI such as burning or a cloudy or bloody appearance don't begin to improve by 2 or 3 days, there is a good chance that the antibiotic isn't working or the symptoms are do to something other than infection. ...Read more

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How long does it take the antibiotic to work for a uti?

Hours to days: The antibiotic should begin to work - that is, kill bacteria - within hours. By a day or so, symptoms should be improving. Depending on how complicated the infection is and how long your course of antibiotics is for, it should be cleared within 3-14 days. ...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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Which antibiotic is most effictive for cureing long term uti?

Which antibiotic is most effictive for cureing long term uti?

No cure -treatment: The most commonly used antibiotics for treating recurrent urinary tract infections (utis) are Nitrofurantoin (aka macrobid) and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, which are cheap + usually well tolerated. But, it's important to try to learn why utis keep occurring + the doctor may want to do some studies. Also, prevention through good toilet hygiene + fully emptying bladder often enough is also key. ...Read more

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How long are u on antibiotics for a UTI untill it clears it up?

Depends site of infe: It depends on site of infection and the antibiotics used. If the culture shows sensitivity to certain antibiotic for lowe UTI it takes 7to10 days for infection to clear. But if the infection is high up in kidneys (pyelonephritis)you may need longer course of antibiotics 2weeks or more to clear the infection. ...Read more

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I'm on antibiotics for a UTI for 7days. How long before I can have inter course?

I'm on antibiotics for a UTI for 7days. How long before I can have inter course?

Probably ok: You have had adequate treatment for your UTI so it would be ok to have intercourse. ...Read more

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How long before antibiotics work? I have a UTI and been on them for 2 days with no effect?

How long before antibiotics work? I have a UTI and been on them for 2 days with no effect?

Abx in UTI: Your doctor can tell you what the sensitivities were to the specific bug you were growing in the urine. It is usual for urinary tract infections to respond quickly to antibiotics. Please call your PMD to follow up. ...Read more

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What to do if I just started antibiotics for a uti. How long does it take to work on the pain?

Varies 1 - 3 days: Provided antibiotics are effective against type of bacteria causing the uti. Hence, urologists always get a urine culture specimen before putting patient on an antibiotic in case UTI causing bacteria are resistant to the prescribed antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure a UTI without antibiotics? And how long does it take to cure in females?

Is there any way to cure a UTI without antibiotics? And how long does it take to cure in females?

Not likely: Highly unlikely to cure UTI without substances that kill bacterias. The treatment kills bacteria after a single dose if it is acute infection. If chronic UTI the treatment may last up to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I have been on antibiotic for 1 1/2 days for severe uti. How long does it take for antibiotics to work?

Within a day: Great question. Since uti's are painful, effective therapy can alleviate this symptom 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 smolder, inform your prescriber immedately- antibiotics may need to be adjusted. Hopefully, a urine culture was intially done to guide antibiotic choice. ...Read more

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What will help for continuous UTI? As long as I use antibiotics its fine but the moment I stop using it, its back.

What will help for continuous UTI? As long as I use antibiotics its fine but the moment I stop using it, its back.

Urological consult: In the middle aged woman UTI is not uncommon. With age the supporting structures af the pelvic floor sags. The bladder anatomy can change through the years especially after childbirth and pelvic operations. Causes the bladder not to empty properly. Urine that stays behind gets infected. Your GP can refer you to the right specialist ...Read more

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I've had a UTI for a very long time and been on several antibiotics nothing seems to help its getting worse what do I do?

I've had a UTI for a very long time and been on several antibiotics nothing seems to help its getting worse what do I do?

See a board certifie: Certified urologist, if u are already doing that, then see a urologist at at ucla or southern cal med school, u need an extensive workup. ...Read more

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How long does it take to feel better after starting antibiotic for a UTI? I've taken 2 so far and don't feel better yet.

How long does it take to feel better after starting antibiotic for a UTI? I've taken 2 so far and don't feel better yet.

Give it some time.: We know that one dose of an appropriate antibiotic can sterilize the urine. But relief from symptoms of a urinary infection could take a couple of days. Give it a little more time - assuming the antibiotic choice is effective against the bacterium in question. ...Read more

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Can I treat myself for a UTI with antibiotics if I knwo the procedures from someone who has been treated with the same already?

Can I treat myself for a UTI with antibiotics if I knwo the procedures from someone who has been treated with the same already?

No: You should not and cannot prescribe antibiotics to yourself. A physician has to do this. Also, the doctor has to actually diagnose you with a urinary tract infection. Different antibiotics kill different kinds of bacteria. So a physician will be able to help determine what kind of antibiotic is appropriate. ...Read more

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I was treated for UTI a week ago and was prescribed antibiotics. I have completed the medication and I still have a uti. What should I do.?

New treatment: When someone still has the same kinds of UTI sx (fever, burning, frequency, etc) after treatment, then they probably should go back to the doctor. Sometimes the bacteria are resistant to the antibiotic and a different antibiotic is needed. Sometimes the doctor will send out the urine for culture to help guide antibiotic choice. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have had a documented UTI for 20 months, antibiotics twice a year ago but none since can anything happen to me even though its been so long?

Need more info: Your question is not clear. Suggest you consult with a urologist and be examined. At the same time they can answer any questions you might have. ...Read more

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I had uti 6 weeks ago and was treated with antibiotics, today tested positive for another uti I do not want to take another antibiotic, other options?

I had uti 6 weeks ago and was treated with antibiotics, today tested positive for another uti I do not want to take another antibiotic, other options?

Needs an antibiotic: All UTIs should be treated with antibiotics. There are no safe non-antibiotic or self treatments: the risk of a dangerous complication of UTI is far higher than an antibiotic problem. Probably this UTI should be treated with a different antibiotic than the previous one. Ask your doctor about having a culture test and, if positive, testing to see for sure which antibiotic will work best. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a UTI without antibiotic? How long will it take to go away?

How can I get rid of a UTI without antibiotic? How long will it take to go away?

Water & cranberry.: Sometimes it's possible to clear an early mild bladder infection by drinking a lot of water and taking cranberry extract. But if the symptoms get worse or not better within 24 hours, seeking help to get a prescription is important to prevent complications like a kidney infection. ...Read more

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How long after taking antibiotics will the UTI go away? I only had to take 10 pills (2 a day)

UTI: The symptoms of UTI such as frequency & urgency should go away with in the first couple of doses if you were given the correct antibiotic. Assuming you had urine test & a culture done & you were not just treated empirically.
Some times yeast infec can mimic a UTI.
if still having symptoms see your doc again for a repeat urine test & maybe an internal exam looking for Vag infec
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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


Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more