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Had mild UTI symptoms. After indulging on cranberries , garlic & drinking plenty of water my symptoms went away. Should i still see a DR?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends...

UTIs are not effectively treated by cranberries, garlic, or increased fluids.
Symptoms may be improved on account of drinking lots of water, and UTI's can clear up pretty quickly on their own. Other problems (e.g. certain STDs) can cause symptoms similar to UTI. See a doctor if the symptoms return or if you remain uncertain, or if you think you may be at risk for STD.

In brief: It depends...

UTIs are not effectively treated by cranberries, garlic, or increased fluids.
Symptoms may be improved on account of drinking lots of water, and UTI's can clear up pretty quickly on their own. Other problems (e.g. certain STDs) can cause symptoms similar to UTI. See a doctor if the symptoms return or if you remain uncertain, or if you think you may be at risk for STD.
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Maybe treating the symptoms but not the cause
Dr. Moris Girgis
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