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Can a urinary tract infection affect becoming pregnant?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
There is no evidence that urinary tract infections will prevent someone from becoming pregnant.
During pregnancy, obstetricians screen for early signs of infections because mild bladder infections are a risk for pyelonephritis (infection of the kidney), and "pyelo" can lead to preterm contractions. Also, the antibiotics commonly used these days are reasonable to take during pregnancy.

In brief: No
There is no evidence that urinary tract infections will prevent someone from becoming pregnant.
During pregnancy, obstetricians screen for early signs of infections because mild bladder infections are a risk for pyelonephritis (infection of the kidney), and "pyelo" can lead to preterm contractions. Also, the antibiotics commonly used these days are reasonable to take during pregnancy.
Dr. Michael Carson
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Dr. Emily Szewczyk
Family Medicine
In brief: No
An uncomplicated bladder infection should not cause any difficulties getting pregnant.
The urinary system is completely separate from the reproductive system. Any serious illness such as a kidney infection could temporarily affect fertility, but no long term issues should result.

In brief: No
An uncomplicated bladder infection should not cause any difficulties getting pregnant.
The urinary system is completely separate from the reproductive system. Any serious illness such as a kidney infection could temporarily affect fertility, but no long term issues should result.
Dr. Emily Szewczyk
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