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How do I know when my UTI is gone? It's been a week now since i took antibiotics and i still see symptoms (like cloudy urine).

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: UTI symptoms

Cloudy urine is not a reliable UTI symptom; entirely normal urine can be cloudy due to phosphate crystals.
If other symptoms like urgency, frequency, and/or painful urination are clearing up, the treatment probably is working. Check with the doctor if any doubt.

In brief: UTI symptoms

Cloudy urine is not a reliable UTI symptom; entirely normal urine can be cloudy due to phosphate crystals.
If other symptoms like urgency, frequency, and/or painful urination are clearing up, the treatment probably is working. Check with the doctor if any doubt.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Urine culture

Talk to the doctor who prescribed the antibiotics and discuss the need for a urine examination and culture.

Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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In brief: Urine culture

Talk to the doctor who prescribed the antibiotics and discuss the need for a urine examination and culture.

Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine
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