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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. Tiffanie Noonan
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Can a UTI affect a pregnancy test?

Can a UTI affect a pregnancy test?

Pregnancy test: The pregnancy test is still accurate. It is not affected by infection in your urine because it tests for beta HCG, a hormone released by pregnancy, not an infection. ...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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I had UTI on thursday night and on friday morning I did a pregnancy test which came -ve I am 20 days late on periods (periods irregular) please help?

I had UTI on thursday night and on friday morning I did a pregnancy test which came -ve I am 20 days late on periods (periods irregular) please help?

2 separate issues: 1- make sure your UTI has been treated and resolved.
2- if sexually active and unprotected, see your GYN for a pelvic exam and a blood pregnancy test (HCG) and ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can a UTI make my period late. I have a negitive pregnancy test.

Can a UTI make my period late. I have a negitive pregnancy test.

Usually not: Theoretically possible for UTI to cause late period but usually not an "uncomplicated"UTI. Without pregnancy causes of missed or late period can be stress, anxiety, depression, too much dieting and weight loss fast. If you miss another period go to your family doctor or you gyn doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor with stomach pain they did a pregnancy test and I wasn't pregnant I had UTI but my menstrual didn't come yet from february 28?

I went to the doctor with stomach pain they did a pregnancy test and I wasn't pregnant I had UTI but my menstrual didn't come yet from february 28?

Wait a few days: If you haven't started your period by monday, check another pregnancy test. If it's still negative, go back to your doctor. You might not be ovulating (releasing an egg). ...Read more

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If I go to the doctor for a UTI will they do a pregnancy test before the prescribe me medicine?

If I go to the doctor for a UTI will they do a pregnancy test before the prescribe me medicine?

UTI: Usually not. If it is clear-cut that you have a UTI they will treat it. They will however ask about last sexual activity and your periods and based on that they may do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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month of june, I take medicine becoz I have UTI. Aftr that my period not come these july. I take pregnancy test 2x and the result negatve, why?

month of june, I take medicine becoz I have UTI. Aftr that my period not come these july. I take pregnancy test 2x and the result negatve, why?

See details: If you are not pregnant, then you most likely did not ovulate that cycle. A GYN can determine that pretty easily. Antibiotics for a UTI should not interfere with your normal menstrual cycle ...Read more

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I have a uti and im taking meds that turn my urine orange, I just took an at home pregnancy test. Its negative, do you think my result was affected?

I have a uti and im taking meds that turn my urine orange, I just took an at home pregnancy test. Its negative, do you think my result was affected?

Pyridium (phenazopyridine): The reason pyridium (phenazopyridine) can make urinalysis or pregnancy tests difficult to read is because the orange color will dye the dipstick or the viewing window on the test. If you could see the test result clearly in the window and it was unambiguously negative, then the pyridium (phenazopyridine) did not affect the test, and the reliability will be the same as always for the test you used. ...Read more

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3 days ago I had a positive pregnancy test, today it was negative. I may have a uti; could this affect my test results or am I having a miscarriage?

3 days ago I had a positive pregnancy test, today it was negative. I may have a uti; could this affect my test results or am I having a miscarriage?

Repeat in 3-4 days: About 25% of early pregnancies are lost spontaneously, mostly due to chromosomal defects in the fetus. You may wish to repeat the test in 3-4 days just to be sure. ...Read more

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I've had UTI for about 2wks. I am also 15 days late on my period. I've taken 2 pregnancy test which have come negative. Could the uti affect the test?

I've had UTI for about 2wks. I am also 15 days late on my period. I've taken 2 pregnancy test which have come negative. Could the uti affect the test?

May be: If you did not have sex since your last period, you are not pregnant. If you did have sex, then you may wish to get a blood test for HCG level which would settle the issue.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Took Plan B a day after my last period, got a UTI the week after, I'm 6 days late. I took a pregnancy test & it was negative. What do I do? Am I okay?

Took Plan B a day after my last period, got a UTI the week after, I'm 6 days late. I took a pregnancy test & it was negative. What do I do? Am I okay?

Plan B: It sounds like for 1 thing, you need to see your doctor asap about a consistent form of birth control. That way, you won't have to rely on plan b. Taking Plan B can certainly disturb your menstrual cycle, and cause missed periods. This may take a month or 2 to normalize. In the interim you don't know when ovulation is or isn't. Please see your gynecologist or family physician soon. ...Read more

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I'm 6 days late on my period, been having cramps and possibly a UTI. Took three pregnancy test and they all read negative. Can I be pregnant? Or no?

I'm 6 days late on my period, been having cramps and possibly a UTI. Took three pregnancy test and they all read negative. Can I be pregnant? Or no?

Possible: Assuming that you did the pregnancy tests correctly, it is unlikely that you are pregnant and all three tests be negative..... unless you were too early of course. Repeat the test in one week. Good luck. ...Read more

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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

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Urinary Tract Infections (Definition)

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