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Can a UTI affect a pregnancy test?

Can a UTI affect a pregnancy test?

No: A UTI will not affect the results of a pregnancy test. The pregnancy test checks for the hormone HCG and a urinary tract infection would have no effect on whether or not your body is producing hcg. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Two questions. Could a yeast infection cause one to urinate more often? And can a UTI affect a pregnancy test to come out false?

Two questions. Could a yeast infection cause one to urinate more often? And can a UTI affect a pregnancy test to come out false?

Probably no and no: A yeast infection can cause inflammation of the urethra and certainly make urination more painful. A UTI can certainly cause you to urinate more frequently because your bladder is irritated and wants to stay as empty as possible. A UTI has no effect on the accuracy of a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Does a UTI affect a pregnancy test i recently went to the health department to get a test done and it came back negative she told me i had an UTI though I have had a lot of pregnancy symptoms and haven't had a period in 2 months does a UTI affect a test?

Does a UTI affect a pregnancy test i recently went to the health department to get a test done and it came back negative she told me i had an UTI though I have had a lot of pregnancy symptoms and haven't had a period in 2 months does a UTI affect a test?

A : A UTI will not affect the results of a pregnancy test. However, there is a chance that the pregnancy test was done too soon or was possibly a false negative. The bottom line is you should have another pregnancy test. You can request a blood test which will be definitive. Also you should begin treatment for the UTI if you have not done so already. ...Read more

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Will a UTI mess with a pregnancy test?

Will a UTI mess with a pregnancy test?

Usually not: The pregnancy test is looking for HCG levels - and this is usually not affected at all by urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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If i'm are taking pills for a UTI can I also take a pregnancy test?

If i'm are taking pills for a UTI can I also take a pregnancy test?

Yes, if you missed : Your period. You may take a pregnancy test if you are having unprotected sex and are 4-5 days past the due date of your period. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. ...Read more

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Took three pregnancy test and all positive went to the doctor and they said i wasn't but have a UTI can I still be pregnant ?

Took three pregnancy test and all positive went to the doctor and they said i wasn't but have a UTI can I still be pregnant ?

Here are some ...: This Q was answered once; but, reiterate here. False positive in pregnancy test is possible, but not likely for 3 times in a row unless all the test strips from the same defected batch. So, work with Doc to get UTI treated and have concerning pregnancy checked in one wk with test-strip from different batch. Remember: morning sickness usually starts in 5-6 wks after conception. Ask gyn-doc timely.. ...Read more

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Does UTI affect the outcome of a home pregnancy test?

Does UTI affect the outcome of a home pregnancy test?

Not usually: If you have any doubt, you can get a blood test that is more sensitive. ...Read more

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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


Dr. Martin Raff
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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more