I’m not really asking for advice because this is in the past, but recently I developed a UTI (it’s gone now). I was sent for a urine test which came back positive and the lab proceeded to do a culture to find out whichi ickies I had and what worked best at killing them, etc.
Now my question involves this: The process took several days. I was given a choice of having the doctor call in an antibiotic without knowing the exact type of bacteria involved and then possibly having to switch to a different one when the culture came back.
I opted to wait. My reasoning was that the whole point of the culture was that different bacteria are susceptible and resistant to different things. Why risk breeding a couple of days worth of resistant bugs if I wasn’t in dire need? I should add that my symptoms were fairly mild, and I had no fever, back pain, or other symptoms of a kidney infection.
From a medical point of view was I right to wait?