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My friend noticed uti symptoms about 3 days ago. her

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my friend noticed uti symptoms about 3 days ago. her appointment is tomorrow. Will it spread to her kidneys by then
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Customer: She has to pee every 5 minuets, its red, she has some pain and discomfort and her back hurts. I just want to know if she will make it to her appointment tomorrow
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Customer: how long till it spreads to the kidneys
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.

I think that with the symptoms that she is having she should go to the ER to get a script of an antibiotic and get this treated ASAP.

I agree that delaying treating this infection may be counterproductive.

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Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.


I'm Dr Chaithanya attending you,

It is not possible that in 3 days of span an UTI can lead to kidney infection. Don't worry, let your friend meet the doctor tomorrow, and take the doctor's prescription of antibiotics after the urine test or culture.

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


I have a different answer for you.

I am a double board certified US doctor.

UTI means urinary tract infection.

It is impossible , without examination, to say where it starts, in the bladder, kidneys, etc.

IT depends.

If she is concerned, be evaluated now.

Do not assume anything.

If there are severe symptoms, or fever, it is more likely kidney.

It is not impossible for this to even start this way, happen in a day, 3 days , a week, all variations

are possible.

Please click a positive rating on this post , at the top.

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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Yes, you should go to the emergency and get urgent evaluation and treatment like I mentioned above.


Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.


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