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Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a very common problem and can happen to anyone, regardless of age and gender. However, women are more prone to urinary tract infections.

Most people have urinary tract infections caused by E-coli bacteria. A person suffering from a urinary tract infection experiences difficulty in urinating. Symptoms such as swelling in the lining of the urethra and bladder, burning and pain during urination, frequent urination, smelly and bloody urine and pain in the lower abdomen may be experienced. At the same time, some people may also have shivers with mild fever and chills due to urine infection.

In such a situation, the person needs immediate treatment. If you have trouble urinating or see other symptoms of a urine infection, go see a doctor immediately. In this article, we will address how long it takes for a UTI to be cured. 

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  1. How does the treatment of urinary tract infection start?
  2. How long does it take for urine infection to heal?
  3. Side effects of antibiotics - Side effects of antibiotics in Hindi
  4. Why is it important to take a full course of antibiotics in case of UTI?
  5. Takeaway
Doctors for How many days does it take to cure UTI

On seeing the symptoms of urinary tract infection (UTI) in the body, the doctor may first advise you to get some tests done to identify the type of UTI you have. Usually, you may be advised to have a bacterial test and tests for red blood cells, white blood cells and chemicals in urine. In some other cases, a blood test, CT scan, kidney scan or ultrasound may also be recommended to diagnose the infection. After these tests, treatment is started based on the severity of the UTI.

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Antibiotics are given to prevent mild lower urinary tract infections (bladder infections) from spreading to the kidneys. This antibiotic is usually given to women for 3 days and men for 7-14 days or more.

However, in some cases, a single dose of antibiotic may be sufficient. If the patient is pregnant or has diabetes or a mild kidney infection has spread, then women may also be given antibiotics for 7 to 14 days. Symptoms of a lower urinary tract infection are usually likely to clear up within 24 hours of starting antibiotics.

It is clear from all these things that it depends on the type of infection to know how long it will take for it to clear up. Individuals with mild symptoms may recover within 2 to 3 days, but some people may take 7 to 10 days to recover. If the case is more severe, it may take 14 days or more for the patient to recover.

If you have a urinary tract infection (UTI) and your course of antibiotics is longer, do not panic and get your complete treatment done on time. Never stop taking medicines in between as it can make your condition more serious. Taking antibiotics for a long time may cause some side effects; do not panic about it and consult your doctor to find a solution.

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Taking antibiotics or other medicines in urinary tract infection can cause some mild symptoms in your body, such as:

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Antibiotics work very well to overcome the symptoms of a UTI. You may feel better after taking antibiotics for a few days. In such a situation, many people stop taking medicines in the middle of their course, because they feel that they have been cured. But you should never stop taking antibiotics medicines in between the course. If you stop taking antibiotics midway, it will not kill all the bacteria present in the urinary tract.

These microbes present in the urinary tract can become resistant to antibiotics. This means that you are at increased risk of getting urinary tract infections again in the future. Therefore, it is necessary to take the full dose of medicines, so that the infection present in every corner of the urinary tract can be eliminated.

Keep in mind that urinary tract infections can happen to anyone. Therefore, if you see symptoms of UTI, get it treated immediately. Take all the medicines and follow all the directions given by the doctor well. Never skip any pill from a course of antibiotic medicines. If you do this, then it may worsen your problem further.

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Dr. Pravesh Gupta

Dr. Pravesh Gupta

Urology
5 Years of Experience

Dr. Darshan K Shah

Dr. Darshan K Shah

Urology
24 Years of Experience

Dr. Vineet Singh Somvanshi

Dr. Vineet Singh Somvanshi

Urology
10 Years of Experience

Dr. Harbans Singh

Dr. Harbans Singh

Urology
29 Years of Experience

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