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Upper Uti Symptoms
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
I had a UTI a month ago took the meds like i was told but had some left. Didnt think anything of it. Now i feel like i'm having the UTI symptoms again?
UTI: Obviously you did not take the medication like you were told because you still had some left. That means that is possible that you were left with a partiall y treated uti. Before you take the remaining medication, see your doctor and have your urine checked, is possible there may be something else going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Testing?: Have you had your urine tested and cultured?? If not, this is what you need to have done as soon as possible to confirm whether there is a urinary tract infection or not, and if so, what bacteria it is and what antibiotics it is susceptible to for proper and complete treatment. ...Read more
It may never show up: Utis is a clinical diagnosis - that means for a physician, we rely mainly on the patient's symptoms (pain on urination, hesitancy, frequency, flank/supra pubic pain) to make a dx. In many cases, we can grow and isolate the offending organism in the lab in <24hrs.. In other cases, it is much harder to do this (eg chlamydia, ureaplasma, mycoplasma) - sometimes resulting in a negative culture. ...Read more
Can a UTI resolve itself? I had UTI symptoms for 10 days then go away without meds years ago. I've since had many utis treated, could there be damage?
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