A urinary tract infection (UTI) can occur in any part of the urinary system, which encompasses the kidneys, the ureters, the urethra, and the bladder. UTIs occur due to bacteria, such as Escherichia coli (E. coli), entering the lower urinary tract via the urethra. From there, the bacteria multiplies rapidly, leading to infection of the immune system.

About 1 out of 5 women will get a UTI at some point because their urethras are shorter than men's and provide an easier pathway for bacteria. However, anyone can get a UTI. If untreated, urinary tract infections can lead to serious complications, such as cystitis (inflammation of the bladder), urethritis (inflammation of the urethra), or acute pyelonephritis (inflammation of the kidney).

Most UTI infections respond to antibiotics. The type of UTI you have will determine the types of antibiotics you should receive. Simple infections are treated with Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid), Amoxicillin-clavulante, cefuroxime, cefdinir, bactrim, and other antibiotics. Complicated UTIs and kidney infections may be treated with a group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, which include ciprofloxacin (Cipro), levofloxacin (Levaquin), and others.

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Mild cases of UTI sometimes clear up without antibiotics. Some patients are able to clear a urinary tract infection within a week by increasing their intake of drinking water. However, it’s likely that your UTI will need to be medically treated. Keep in mind that untreated UTIs can lead to severe complications, including kidney damage or sepsis.
No, your online doctor can prescribe antibiotics without requiring a urine test.
It depends on the severity of your infection, as well as other factors. Antibiotics treatment generally takes 2 to 14 days, during which time your symptoms should gradually lessen. Be sure to follow your online doctor’s treatment plan in its entirety. Some patients quit their antibiotics regimen too early because they mistakenly believe they’ve fully recovered and, as a result, their infection returns.
Some patients experience rash, nausea, headaches, or diarrhea in connection with antibiotics use. Don't hesitate to inform your doctor if you experience any side effects.
Antibiotic resistance is possible, and you are particularly susceptible to it if you have repeated urinary tract infections. Fortunately, multiple antibiotics are available from our virtual UTI treatment service. If the antibiotics you’re using fail to produce results, your doctor can give you another prescription for an antibiotic used for UTIs. If no effective antibiotic can be found, it may be necessary to seek another type of treatment.
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