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Does urinary tract infection resolve on its own?

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Dr. Manuel C See IV


Practicing since :2005

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Posted on Fri, 7 Sep 2018 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Question: I think I have a Urinary Tract Infection. Will be able to heal myself or should I go to my doctor?
Answered by Dr. Manuel C See IV 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No. UTIs don't resolve on its own.

Detailed Answer:


Good day!

I wouldn't risk getting treated for UTI by myself because there are different complications of untreated UTI. I'd suggest getting a urinalysis first and consulting your GP.

Inadequately treated/untreated cases can cause further complications including sepsis (severe infection in the blood), prostatitis, prostatic abscess, orchitis (infection of the testis), pyelonephritis (kidney infection) most notably. Please don't worry as with timely intervention, recovery is quite fast.

In the meantime, drink plenty of water and if you develop fever or difficulty in urination you should proceed to the emergency room immediately.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care.

Dr. Manuel C See IV, Urologist

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