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

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. Adam Lewis
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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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Will my condition be affected if i took UTI antibiotics a day after taking the morning after pill?

Will my condition be affected if i took UTI antibiotics a day after taking the morning after pill?

Morning pill: Yes it should still work, but you still have to see if you have your period, if not you need to take a preg test 7-9 days after the last suppose lmp, and f/u with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take antibiotic pills for UTI while pregnant?

Some are safer: Some antibiotics are safer during pregnancy than are others. Ask your doctor which one is right for you, if you need one. ...Read more

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On antibiotic for UTI and having breakthrough spotting while on BCP's. I'm otherwise healthy. Can I double up on by pill for the next few days ?

On antibiotic for UTI and having breakthrough spotting while on BCP's. I'm otherwise healthy. Can I double up on by pill for the next few days ?

Add a condom: The package insert from the bcp, which you can see online will say if you need to take abx, the bcp may lose effectiveness, so, use a "backup method" in addition to the bcp. It's a good idea on general principle to use condoms anyway, as they help decrease the chance of an sti. I never said, or heard it said to double up on the bcp. The condoms should be used 4 2 wks.
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I have been having recurrent UTI for past 7 months I had one recently usually symptoms so I have taking cranberry pills plently of water usually have antibiotics but this symptoms gone without taking antibiotics can tjat happen?

Yes: Many bladder infections can be self-limiting, ie will resolve with time and the protection by your own immune system. Dilution and flushing with increased fluid intake and the possibility of a bacteriostatic effect by cranberry concentrate can often resolve and infection. ...Read more

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Can I begin taking the pill for the first time whilst on a round of antibiotics (to treat a UTI) or should I wait until antibiotic treatment ends?

Can I begin taking the pill for the first time whilst on a round of antibiotics (to treat a UTI) or should I wait until antibiotic treatment ends?

Here are some ...: Most UTIs in females are uncomplicated, for which a 3-day course is usually sufficient, but for those with recurrence so-called honey-moon cystitis, a "self-testing - self-treatment" regimen can be implemented under professional supervision. More detail? See and ask Doc timely. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Taking antibiotics for a UTI and diagnosed with a yeast infection and prescribed two pills for that. Will it even work since on the UTI antibiotics ?

Taking antibiotics for a UTI and diagnosed with a yeast infection and prescribed two pills for that. Will it even work since on the UTI antibiotics ?

When done Antibx: Antibx are a risk factor in and of themselves for a yeast infection, so your question is a good one. Generally, it is recommended to take the anti-yeast infection medication/pills once the anti-bx is done, so that you do not get another yeas infection. If is is unbearable, you can always get over the counter creams to help as well. ...Read more

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2 diflucan (fluconazole) pills for yeast I took them one day apart I'm still taking antibiotics for a uti idk if I was suppose to take the yeast pills a week apart?

Varies: One current common regimen for Diflucan (fluconazole) when treating a vaginal yeast infection is to take one pill every other day for 3 days - that works about 98% of the time. Two pills one day apart will still work over 80% of the time. Even one pill works about 70% of the time. If you are still taking antibiotics, you may need to repeat the Diflucan (fluconazole) after completing the course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have UTI symptoms but neg urine test. Taking Macrobid antibiotic. 2 more days of pills left. Still burns when i pee in morning. What should I do?

I have UTI symptoms but neg urine test. Taking Macrobid antibiotic. 2 more days of pills left. Still burns when i pee in morning. What should I do?

Go back to doctor: There are non-infectious causes for this, and Macrodantin (nitrofurantoin) may not cover some of the infectious causes effectively. You need to be re-examined and retested and consideration given to chlamydia, ureoplasma, etc. Good luck. ...Read more

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When does nausea from birth control pills go away? On second month, a few days in taking antibiotics for UTI can that be making it worse?

Very unlikely: The antibiotics are not a probable cause for prolonging your reaction to bcps (if that is what it is). If the nausea was due to the bcps it will probably disappear in a month or so. If, however, you are having thoughts of suicide you need to go asap to a psychiatrist and have this assessed before you do something which will be regretted. Go now. Do not wait. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've recently had a UTI and went on antibiotics for three days, then i started taking cranberry pills 6 days ago. I've noticed my urine is bright yellow. I am also on birth control pills. Whats wrong?

I've recently had a UTI and went on antibiotics for three days, then i started taking cranberry pills 6 days ago. I've noticed my urine is bright yellow. I am also on birth control pills. Whats wrong?

Urine color: The color of your urine can be affected by many things including medications, vitamins and supplements. It is difficult to tell based on your description what is causing the change in your urine color but one of the most common causes of bright yellow urine are multi-vitamins. ...Read more

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I had embarrasing problem of masturbation and during doing it i started bleeding doctor gave me birth control pills soon i recovered but now i have chronic uti attacks although iam taking antibiotics but still iam having bacterias in my urine iam unmarri

I had embarrasing problem of masturbation and during doing it i started bleeding doctor gave  me birth control pills soon i recovered but now i have chronic uti attacks although iam taking antibiotics but still iam having bacterias in my urine iam unmarri

Not the problem: Masturbation is normal and healthy and does not cause bleeding.The pill should not be causing bacteria in your urine especially if u r on antibiotics to prevent infections.There may be a structural abnormality causing the persistent infections.U need to be seen by a urologist to have this checked out.Was the cause of the bleeding evaluated?Pills only treat the symptom and can cover up the cause. ...Read more

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Ive ad UTI for 5 wks iam on my 5th lot of antibiotics,the pills iam on now are NITROFURANTOIN?

Recurrent uti: Seems you have either frequent reinfection or an internal site that is not clearing. Or the bacteria is resistant to the antibiotics. Have cultures been taken? ...Read more

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I feel of having UTI but i want to avoid antibiotics since im on bc pill. Its not reli intense. Could i treat it thru water therapy?

I feel of having UTI but i want to avoid antibiotics since im on bc pill. Its not reli intense. Could i treat it thru water therapy?

UTI and antibiotics: To treat a uti, you need to know if you have one first. If you don't no drugs are needed. Get a culture of urine your urine and discuss the results with the physician who ordered the bc pills for you. I do not know of any prohibition for the use of antibiotics with bc and they are better than water for a uti. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will 3 days worth of antibiotics (Cipro) cure a UTI that has made it to the kidneys? Just too last of 6 pills and still having some kidney pain.

Will 3 days worth of antibiotics (Cipro) cure a UTI that has made it to the kidneys? Just too last of 6 pills and still having some kidney pain.

UTI and cipro (ciprofloxacin): For an uncomplicated UTI 3 days of cipro (ciprofloxacin) should be enough. However pyelonephritis (kidney infection) will usually require 10 days. Was a culture of your urine done prior to antibiotics - to determine what organism was growing and what antibiotic would work. I would reach out to your doctor and ask these questions especially if you are still having symptoms ...Read more

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Is it harmful to take a UTI antibiotic (nitrofurantoin) with a Take Action Levonorgestrel pill?

Is it harmful to take a UTI antibiotic (nitrofurantoin) with a Take Action Levonorgestrel pill?

UTI tx vs BCP: In my opinion the risk of a worsening UTI outweighs the small chance that the antibiotic MAY decrease the effectiveness of your BCP. You may want to use a secondary method of contraception until you start your next pill pack just to be certain ...Read more

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Does ural (drinking sachets for uti) affect the birth control pill? Also, do antibiotics for uti's affect it?

Does ural (drinking sachets for uti) affect the birth control pill? Also, do antibiotics for uti's affect it?

No yes: Ural is a natural remedy made from cranberry extract, bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) citric acid. No know interaction with brith control pills. S. ...Read more

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I have a UTI and im pregnant, i threw up every single antibiotic, what can i drink or take to make it go away, i throw up every pill?

I have a UTI and im pregnant, i threw up every single antibiotic, what can i drink or take to make it go away, i throw up every pill?

UTI in pregnancy: UTI in pregnancy is best treated with antibiotics. If untreated can lead to a kidney infection. Treatment of kidney infection in pregnancy requires intravenous antibiotics. If throwing up then nausea medication is needed as well. ...Read more

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Currently on bc pills. Had unprotected sex last night. Now i think I have uti. Can i start on antibiotic now, chances of getting pregnant?

Currently on  bc pills. Had unprotected sex last night. Now i think I have uti. Can i start on antibiotic now, chances of getting pregnant?

Depends: According to the cdc typical failure rates of birth control pills is 9%. Depends partly on your compliance with taking the pill. You should see your doctor to have a urine test to determine if you have a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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I'm on the pill and had sex without a condom yesterday. If I start antibiotics today for a uti, will it affect my protection from last night?

I'm on the pill and had sex without a condom yesterday. If I start antibiotics today for a uti, will it affect my protection from last night?

No: You say are on BCP. They work by fooling your body into thinking it is pregnant and so not releasing a new egg to be fertilized. An antibiotic does not interfere with that. There are plenty of drug-interaction websites available on the net that you can check if you are ever worried about a particular drug interaction. ...Read more

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If I took plan b on Saturday afternoon and then started uti antibiotics yesterday afternoon will this affect the plan b? I ask because my doctor told me this pill cancels out birth control.

Only @ same time: The Plan b has been absorbed and has done its' work. Continued daily use of oral contraception when taken at the same time as the antibiotics will be ineffective as the antibiotics are preferentially absorbed. ...Read more

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I have been on nitrofurantoin the past week for a uti. I am also on BC pills. I finished my antibiotics a few days ago and had sex the next day. Now I?

I have been on nitrofurantoin the past week for a uti. I am also on BC pills. I finished my antibiotics a few days ago and had sex the next day. Now I?

No worries: Despite warnings about antibiotics possibly interfering with birth control pills, this is a very rare problem and virtually never a problem for nitrofurantoin. Don't worry about it. ...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


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