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Might a urinary tract infection go away on its own or do you always have to take antibiotics?

Might a urinary tract infection go away on its own or do you always have to take antibiotics?

Maybe with probiotic: It depends on how severe is the infection which really can't be determined without a urinalysis and urine culture. However, cranberry tablets as mentioned may help, making your urine more acidic may keep bacteria from growing. Also, taking high-potency probiotics (5-10 billion colonies/capsule), which are "good" bacteria, may keep the infection in check and allow the body to clear the infection.

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Dr. James Krick
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What to do if I have a urinary tract infection and my mom doesn't think its that serious so she won't take me to the doctor :c will it just go away on its own?

What to do if I have a urinary tract infection and my mom doesn't think its that serious so she won't take me to the doctor :c will it just go away on its own?

Who's infected?: If you have a urinary tract infection, get on the phone and make your own appointment. You can die from that stuff. If you are disabled and depend on your mother to get health care, and she is refusing, call the police.

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I have treated a urinary tract infection but it seems to never go away.....What can be the cause of this?

I have treated a urinary tract infection but it seems to never go away.....What can be the cause of this?

Many causes.: Interstitial cystitis, anatomic abnormality, dysfunctional voiding, medication effect, etc. Need to see your doc who treats the uti.

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Can someone tell me how long will it take for a urinary tract infection to go away?

A few days: In most cases it should be resolved within a few days.

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I have a urgency to pee after peeing, could it be urinary tract infection? If so can it go away on it's own?

I have a urgency to pee after peeing, could it be urinary tract infection? If so can it go away on it's own?

Possibly: The urge to urinate occurs when the bladder is inflamed or irritated. If you drink a lot of caffeinated beverages this can cause urgency but infection can also cause this symptom. I would see your doctor to check your urine to make sure it is clear and that no antibiotics are needed.

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I'm just wondering, if you want to join the marine corps, will a urinary tract infection disqualify you?

No: I served as medical officer for many years. A simple simple urinary tract infection should not be disqualifying diagnosis.

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Will a urinary tract infection affect my digestive system?

Not often: But a UTI that moves into the kidneys can cause nausea and vommitting.

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Will a urinary tract infection show up on dipstick urine test?

Will a urinary tract infection show up on dipstick urine test?

Mostly: Nitrite reagent in dipstick works for most gram negative organisms, but does show gram positive bacteria like enterococcus, staphlococcus or streptococcus etc. Latter 2 are considered "skin" organisms but can be cause of utis in some, especially subjects on intermittent catheterization. Leucoocte esterase for wbcs in urine usually but, not always reliable. Urine culture is most reliable.

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Will a urinary tract infection and/or OTC medications for UTI affect a urinalysis drug screen in any way?

Will a urinary tract infection and/or OTC medications for UTI affect a urinalysis drug screen in any way?

No: A drug screen is not effected by a urinary infection or usual otc medications.

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Where can I go to get urinary tract infection medicine?

Where can I go to get urinary tract infection medicine?

Your doctor: The correct ;medication for your situation is best obtained via your doctor.

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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


Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), urinary ...Read more