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How long does it take for UTI symptoms to go away once treatment is started?

How long does it take for UTI symptoms to go away once treatment is started?

Quickly: Common UTI symptoms will usually improve after a single dose of appropriate antibiotics, especially if a urinary tract pain reliever is used. I expect all symptoms to be essentially gone within 1-2 days. If not, a follow up check up should be done. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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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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16, female. Hard to pee, frequent urge to pee, common uti's but symptoms don't go away after treatment. Swollen but painless glands in neck.

16, female. Hard to pee, frequent urge to pee, common uti's but symptoms don't go away after treatment. Swollen but painless glands in neck.

Need urologist: The problem may be more complicated than a simple UTI if the right abx was used. You may need to consult an urologist. I am also concerned over your abdominal mass. ...Read more

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Still have uti after two different antibiotic treatments? Batrim & Doxycycline. Lots of lower pelvic pain .ct was all clear. Why won't this go away?

Still have uti after two different antibiotic treatments? Batrim & Doxycycline. Lots of lower pelvic pain .ct was all clear. Why won't this go away?

Probably not UTI: UTI bacteria can be resistant to a wide range of antibiotics. It would be unusual for it to be resistant to both Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and doxycyline, but possible. But more likely something other than UTI is causing your symptoms, and UTI doesn't usually cause pelvic pain. Colitis? Fallopian tube infection (PID, if at risk for STD)?. Appendicitis? Diverticulitis? Return to doc or get 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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How much can UTI last without treatment?

How much can UTI last without treatment?

Forever: Untreated uti, especially infection of the kidney may become chronic and lead to kidney failure. ...Read more

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Whats the best medical treatment for uti?

Whats the best medical treatment for uti?

Identify the Agent: The best method is to do a urine culture. Identify the infectious agent and the right therapeutic agent. This will insure no lack of cures. ...Read more

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Whats the best treatment for recurrent UTI's?

Whats the best treatment for recurrent UTI's?

Fluids/reg. voiding: Some patients get recurrent UTIs because they hold their urine too long so regular voiding when you feel the need is helpful. Some women get UTIs after sex so voiding before and after sex can help. Staying well hydrated and taking a multivitamin daily are also helpful in some cases. ...Read more

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For how long does the treatment for UTI last.

Varies: Depending upon the site of the UTI and the causative agent it may be as little as a day, or in the case of pyelonephritis, may be weeks. ...Read more

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Why am i having recurring utis after treatment for them and for stis?

Why am i having recurring utis after treatment for them and for stis?

Varies: If your recurring uti's have been documented with urine cultures and there has been more than three, you should see a urologist for a cystoscopy and possibly other tests to exclude bladder disorders that may be causing your problem. For more info www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more

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What can I do for a UTI lasting for 2 months? Treatment isn't working.

What can I do for a UTI lasting for 2 months? Treatment isn't working.

Need evaluation: Do you have culture proven UTI or just symptoms similar to UTl? Either way you need to have upper tract evaluation with CT and cystoscopy. Need to see a urologist for evaluation because tumors, stones, fistulas can be cause of symptoms similar to UTI or cause UTI that doesn't respond to therapy. ...Read more

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Diagnosed by UTI and pneumonia. What is the best treatment for both?

Diagnosed by UTI and pneumonia. What is the best treatment for both?

Antibiotics: Uti is a urinary infection. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. These are typically treated with an antibiotic. Some antibiotics or a combination will treat both common lung and urinary infections. But, as it would require a physician or health provider to prescribe an antibiotic it would be best to see one to select the best choice for you if they feel indicated for your symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does someone need to be on an IV treatment of Cefepime for a UTI?

Depends: The use of IV antibiotics for UTI implies a serious, hard to treat infection. Most UTI's can be treated by oral antibiotics. If IV antibiotics are needed, treatment may be from 7 to 21 days depending on the response to the medicine. Some serious urinary infections do not clear and infectious disease consultants need to help. ...Read more

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What is the effectiveness of using metronidazole, nitrofurantoin and doxycycline in treatment of uti?

What is the effectiveness of using metronidazole, nitrofurantoin and doxycycline in treatment of uti?

Antibiotics: Still all are effective when appropriately prescribed for specific/"sensitive" infections. ...Read more

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How long does UTI treatment last?

How long does UTI treatment last?

Depends: There are 3,7,10,14 day courses of treatment depending on your history and the antibiotic chosen ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is an over-the-counter effective treatment for a uti?

No: Otc treatments for uti's are generally to help with symptoms. Treatment for eradication of the infection is accomplished by a physician prescribing an anti-infective for the uti. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's an over-the-counter effective treatment for a uti?

Help! need to know if there's an over-the-counter effective treatment for a uti?

No: Otc treatments for uti's are generally to help with symptoms. Treatment for eradication of the infection is accomplished by a physician prescribing an anti-infective for the uti. ...Read more

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My UTI symptoms disappeared first two days of treatment but returned on the third. Is this bad?

My UTI symptoms disappeared first two days of treatment but returned on the third. Is this bad?

Takes time: We do not know if you are being treated with antibiotics or not.If you are not taking antibiotics than it means you need to be treated for this infection after exam.Urine test for infection for s full course of antibiotics. But if you are on antibiotics you need to finish the course of antibiotics prescribed and follow the urine culture to make sure infection has cleared. ...Read more

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Is there a homeopathic treatment for uti? Was on taximo200 for 20days twice and moved to levoflox 750mg once for last 2days but medicine seems strong

Possibly: But not likely. Antibiotics are the best and only proven method of eliminating bacteria from the urinary tract. If you find a proven alternative please let all of us know. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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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