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Can u only have burning while urinating for 2days with an UTI then you take a bath it doesn't burn anymore? Is that a UTI or a chemical irritation?

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In brief: UTI less likely

Typical UTI symptoms: urinary urgency, frequency, voiding small amounts, and burning with urination.
Though some utis can clear on their own with pushing fluids, most will require an antibiotic. A UTI would not clear with a bath whereas any vaginal irritation, especially if related to a chemical irritant (lubricant, spermicidal, sprays, etc) would. Vaginitis also associated with burning/discharge.

In brief: UTI less likely

Typical UTI symptoms: urinary urgency, frequency, voiding small amounts, and burning with urination.
Though some utis can clear on their own with pushing fluids, most will require an antibiotic. A UTI would not clear with a bath whereas any vaginal irritation, especially if related to a chemical irritant (lubricant, spermicidal, sprays, etc) would. Vaginitis also associated with burning/discharge.
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