A 21-year-old member asked:
Can a urinary tract infection affect becoming pregnant?
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Family Medicine 20 years experience
6.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
6.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Probably not: Sex in the presence of an active UTI may well be uncomfortable or painful, so why not wait to be impregnated until after the UTI has been treated. However, urinary and genital tracts are separate so there is no reason that you can't get pregnant when you have a uti. Utis during pregnancy should be treated immediately because of risk of kidney infection.
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Last updated Jun 28, 2016
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