Are antibiotics for an uncomplicated UTI always necessary?

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Dr. Carrie Aisen is a San Diego-based urologist focused on evidence-based medicine. Dr. Aisen received her MD from Columbia University.

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Dr. Carrie Aisen is a San Diego-based urologist focused on evidence-based medicine. Dr. Aisen received her MD from Columbia University.

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While delaying or avoiding antibiotic treatment for uncomplicated UTIs may seem like a novel idea, there are a growing number of experts publishing on this topic and promoting this idea.

While antibiotics are often critical, they may be overused, as mild, uncomplicated UTIs can resolve without antibiotic intervention.

Evidence for the resolution of UTIs without antibiotics

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