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Untreated Ut Is
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
What is the outcome if I have a UTI and i'm six weeks pregnant. What is happening to the baby if it is being affected?
I had a case of gross, painless hematuria a few weeks ago. My doc said it wasn't a UTI because I didn't have proper symptoms of it. The bleeding lasted for about 5 days. What could the outcome have been? Or was it just a harmless case?
No: It shouldn't affect the results of the test. ...Read more
Can uricalm or Azo effect the outcome of a home pregnancy test? Ijust started antibiotics today for a UTI but my period is 3 days late .
No.: Home pregnancy tests detect the presence of beta-hcg, a hormone produced during pregnancy. Medications would not alter the level of this hormone. Menstrual cycle length can vary by a few days from month to month. If your period still has not come in the next couple days, you might consider making a doctor's appointment to see what's going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothetically, how long can a UTI go untreated before it causes more noticeable symptoms and/or turns into something more serious?
Maybe forever: Most UTIs don't lead to complications, such as spread of infection into the kidney (pyelonephritis, kidney abscess) or cause septicemia (blood poisoning). All are dangerous, sometimes fatal. They can happen any time from 1-2 days to a few years from start of UTI. If you suspect you have a UTI, you should see a doctor to confirm it and get proper treatment. Why risk a serious complication? ...Read more
UTI: Not being more specific and not knowing your symptoms is difficult to predict. Simplr bladder infections cn many times be cleared by just drinking fluids and and voiding to wash bacteria out of your bladder. More severe infections can spread to your kidneys and make you very sick, fever, chills, etc. The short answer is get checked and get treated. ...Read more
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