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can a uti affect a pregnice test

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Asked by megan1415 at 5:56 PM on Sep. 2, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • No. Pregnancy tests measure hcg, the pregnancy hormone. They are not affected by infections.

    Answer by gdiamante at 5:58 PM on Sep. 2, 2009

  • The only way I think it could effect it is if you were on the medicine for pain related to a UTI. I don't remember what it's called but it makes your pee dark orange/red colored.
    I know for sure that the medicine masks things on a urine test, which is why you have to get tested before you take the medicine or they won't be able to diagnose it. That's the only way that I can think of that a UTI might effect a pregnancy test.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:03 PM on Sep. 2, 2009

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