Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
Though urinary tract
infections (UTIs) usually subside withing a few days of starting antibiotics, in certain cases, it may take a longer time to get controlled. The reasons could be:
- due to long-standing infections
- complicated UTIs, like cystitis
(bladder infection) or pyelonephritis
- resistance of the bacteria to the antibiotic
Since you have had a long-standing infection, I would suggest that you wait till the completion of the prescribed course of antibiotic. If your symptoms are persisting, then you need a urine culture and sensitivity, in order to find which antibioticwill be effective against your infection. Sometimes, a stronger antibiotic or a a longer duration of antibiotic therapy may be required. So, please be in regular follow-up with your doctor to plan further treatment strategies.
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar