5 doctors weighed in:

After 15 days of antibiotics I still feel pressure from my uti...Should I go back to the er?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Hopefully to your Dr

Symptoms suggest that you may still have a uti.
Antibiotic given in an er may not be effective against the bacteria causing your uti, or else the bacteria may have acquired resistance. This occurs most often with the penicillins. But ers are designed for emergencies and you and your insurance (even if you are covered by medicaid). You are always better off with a primary care or family care dr.

In brief: Hopefully to your Dr

Symptoms suggest that you may still have a uti.
Antibiotic given in an er may not be effective against the bacteria causing your uti, or else the bacteria may have acquired resistance. This occurs most often with the penicillins. But ers are designed for emergencies and you and your insurance (even if you are covered by medicaid). You are always better off with a primary care or family care dr.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
Thank
Dr. Daniel Wujek
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Needs Evaluation

It would be unusual to still have symptoms of a UTI after 15 days of antibiotics.
It is possible that the bacteria causing the infection is resistant to your antibiotic. It is also possible that you have some other problem such as interstitial cystitis. You shouldn't need to go to an er. This could be evaluated by your primary doctor or at an urgent care.

In brief: Needs Evaluation

It would be unusual to still have symptoms of a UTI after 15 days of antibiotics.
It is possible that the bacteria causing the infection is resistant to your antibiotic. It is also possible that you have some other problem such as interstitial cystitis. You shouldn't need to go to an er. This could be evaluated by your primary doctor or at an urgent care.
Dr. Daniel Wujek
Dr. Daniel Wujek
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
27 years in practice
49M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors