Should I talk to my doctor about a bladder infection?

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Symptoms of a bladder infection might resolve untreated within several days, but if you suspect a bladder infection you should consult your physician. The infection will usually go away within a few days if treated with the proper antibiotic. Because the bladder is part of the larger urinary system, an untreated infection might spread to the kidney, leading to further complications. If the infection is caused by an obstruction or a physical abnormality, the doctor will need to treat the source of the problem so that it does not return. If you suspect a bladder infection in your infant or child, seek medical attention as soon as possible.

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