163 Physicians Online


Can a Bladder Infection Cause a Pregnancy Test to Come up Positive?

Dear Ask The Doctor:
Can a bladder infection cause a pregnancy test to come up positive? i took one at home and the doctors took one and they both came up positive and i have a bladder infection.


Hello, I understand your doubt about Pregnancy Tests results when having a urinary tract infection.  The Pregnancy Tests should not be altered in any way by a urinary tract infection.
The hormone that the pregnancy test reacts to which is HCG only appears in the blood and urine after few days have passed since conception and its concentration increased rapidly.
Surely this hormone is very specific for pregnancy states and is not compromised or released during infections of the urine tract. I hope I could clear your doubt, I wish you a successful pregnancy.

Sign In to join in the conversation.

You’re in good hands, meet ATD’s founding physicians.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • Board Certified GP
  • CMO ATD Health Network Inc.
  • Adjunct Professor at U Of T

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
  • Director ATD Health Network Inc.
  • Fellowship Training Atlanta, GA

Related Answers:

Since a young age bladder infections have been a big issue for me my doctor then never did any other tests, just kept...

I have been married to my husband for 18years without no issue. on this faithful day, I decided to check the net for ...

Hello Docter, I came to you today because of some symptoms I have been having, lately when I use the restroom and whe...

What could be some reasons I am experiencing urinary retention?

On Sunday, my boyfriend and I had sex and the condom broke. The next day, monday, i took plan b. Everything seemed ok...

Hello, I recently had a cystoscopy to see what may be causing me to urinate frequently and have sore feeling as we...

I frequently have to pee and if i havent drank or ate anything but id ont have insurance to visit a dr

I just peed and found blood in my urine. I've been having nausea, and cramping. what could this be?

My cytopathology,URN(THINPREP) test results are urothelial cells and squamous cells present . many white blood cell...

About 2 months ago, I went to urinate, had a sudden pain that felt like something burst in my bladder. There was a l...