Doctor is still waiting for the results of the swab and blood. What are the odds I have a urinary tract infection?
UTI. Sorry to hear about your problem. Given the information you sent all I can say is that the chances are not zero. I specialize in this and here for next 2hours. Lets talk.
U shoudl have access. To an emergency room or urgent visit center, or a pharmacy u need to leave a urine sample that can be sent to the lab and the health care provider can get u started on antibiotics beofre the culture is back, many pharmacies have urgent txment areas that are staffed by nurse practioners.
How long would a person need to have a urinary tract infection before the infection spread to their blood stream?
Varies. That's a tough question to answer because everyone is different. An untreated UTI can ascend the ureters and involved the kidneys (pyelonephritis). This untreated can lead to sepsis (infection spread into blood). Timing can depend on many things such as anatomy, organisms involved as well as time that antibiotics are initiated.
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.
Urinalysis & culture. Most UTIs can be diagnosed by simple dipstick test & used by all primary care practitioners, urologists, gynecologists etc. Now available in many pharmacies. Reliable for most infections, although not accurate for some less common types of bacteria. Urine culture &/or microscopy are highly reliable for all UTIs, but needs to be laboratory or office tested. Symptoms often do not mean infection.