Untreated Mild UTI: Asymptomatic

Patient

Q: Hi, I had a UTI about four months ago, it lasted a few days, I received no treatment. I have had NO other symptoms since then. I did not know that what I was experiencing was a UTI at the time. I am reading that there could be kidney complications if left untreated, but I think I'm okay since I have not had any complications in the time since then. Should I see a doctor?

Symptoms:  None
Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thanks for the query.
We do not know on what basis you concluded it to be a UTI. Asymptomatic UTI is common in ladies and especially in pregnancy. There is nothing to worry about at present since you are symptom-free. Fever, vomiting, chills, burning at urination could be the early symptoms of UTI. In any case, a long-standing UTI can lead to pyelonephritis and renal stones which are kidney complications, but that is very chronic UTI. It is better to see a doctor and get a urine analysis with culture done to be on the safer side and rule out all your doubts.Drink lots of water, up to liters a day, cranberry juice works wonders.
Hope this helped.
Regards

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