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Old 08-06-2005, 09:38 AM   #1
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Can a UTI go away on it's own?

I just contacted a UTI about 2 weeks ago and went to the gyno to get it diagnosed but by the time the prescription came in, the symptoms went away. Could it go away by itself or should I still pick up the medication?

 
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Old 08-06-2005, 10:15 AM   #2
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Re: Can a UTI go away on it's own?

Hi Lora~ I would pick it up. What medication is it? I get UTI's all the time and trust me, you don't want it to come back. Also, even if you feel like it's gone once you started your meds, finish them!!! Good luck!
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Old 08-07-2005, 07:53 AM   #3
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Re: Can a UTI go away on it's own?

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I just contacted a UTI about 2 weeks ago and went to the gyno to get it diagnosed but by the time the prescription came in, the symptoms went away. Could it go away by itself or should I still pick up the medication?

I recommend taking the antibiotic (assuming that is what was prescribed). The infection might have appeared to go away, but could have progressed to other parts of the body.

 
Old 08-07-2005, 12:05 PM   #4
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Re: Can a UTI go away on it's own?

I'd take the meds, or see your doctor to get retested. You might not have symptoms, but it's better to be safe than sorry. An untreated UTI is not fun. As another poster noted, it can progress to a kidney infection, which is a far worse problem.

 
Old 08-07-2005, 12:35 PM   #5
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Re: Can a UTI go away on it's own?

If you leave a UTI untreated it could cause Sepsis and you could go into shock and die. Best go to the OB and get tested to see if you still have the UTI and if you do than take the antibiotic. Sometimes you don't have pain with a UTI. I have had several like that myself.

 
Old 08-21-2005, 07:51 PM   #6
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Re: Can a UTI go away on it's own?

Yes, the symptoms can go away on their own but that doesn't mean that the infection that caused them isn't still there.

As to whether or not they can travel on to your kidneys. . . . .you better believe they do. I became ill with what I thought was a horrible case of the flu; after 3 days of unrelenting pain, fever and nausea I went to the hospital. Where they admitted me for a serious kidney infection. My vital signs were poor; my body was unresponsive to the IV drugs they were pumping me full of and it took me 4 days in the hospital and another 7 travelling back and forth twice a day for IV therapy to clear up the infection. Since then I have had recurrent UTI's that very persistent and hard to cure. It often takes me several rounds of meds before I get feeling better. The thing is I have never had the traditional symptoms of a UTI. There is no burning sensation, no discoloration; etc. My symptoms usually begin with nausea and back pain.

I advise you take your meds; and always be alert to other possible symptoms of trouble. Severe kidney problems can arise from untreated UTI's. I hope this helps.

 
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