What happens if I don’t get treatment for my Bladder Infection (UTI)?

By Edo Paz, MD
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December 22, 2020

Bladder infections, also called a Urinary Tract Infection (“UTI”), are usually simple to treat if caught early. If left untreated, bladder infections can lead to complications like kidney or bloodstream infections. While symptoms may vary, the most common symptoms of one of these more complicated infections include fever, chills, lower back or side pain, nausea and vomiting.

It’s important to complete the medication prescribed by the doctor even if you start to feel better, as stopping your treatment can result in a partially untreated infection. If your symptoms are still present after three days of antibiotics, you should come back to K Health and speak with a doctor, or see your primary care doctor.

At K Health, doctors can write prescriptions for antibiotics for bladder infections and UTIs. The best way to find out what treatment option is best for you is to text with a doctor today. No insurance needed, only $29.

K Health articles are all written and reviewed by MDs, PhDs, NPs, or PharmDs and are for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute and should not be relied on for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of any treatment.

Edo Paz, MD

Edo Paz is the VP of Medical at K Health. Dr. Paz has two degrees in chemistry from Harvard and earned his medical degree from Columbia University. He did his medical training in internal medicine and cardiology at New York-Presbyterian. In addition to his work at K Health, Dr. Paz is a cardiologist at White Plains Hospital, part of the Montefiore Health System.