Hello and welcome,
Thanks for your query.
First of all, about your pregnancy
, you will have to confirm your pregnancy with the help of a urine or blood hCG
level test. If these return positive, you can further confirm the pregnancy with the help of the doctor you are going to meet. If it is possible to confirm the pregnancy with an ultrasound
scan, then the doctor you meet shall do that as well (only if you are that far through your pregnancy), till this is confirmed by a doctor, it is better you take extra care.
Next, is the issue of you possible UTI. A UTI has the following most common symptoms:
-Burning sensation while urinating
or increased urge to urinate
Please note, that not all of these symptoms need to be present to suspect a UTI. Although these symptoms might be present a doctor needs to support the possible diagnosis with the help of a urine analysis, which would report the presence of an infection. Once this is confirmed, it is a UTI.
If the cause lies in the kidneys, it can still cause a UTI, like for example any substance causing an obstruction of flow of urine some where in or around the kidneys (stones, tumors, etc.). These cause will lead to recurrent UTI's, so if you are experiencing this, report it to your doctor.
Next, I would like you to know that UTI's are common in pregnant women, and you shouldn't worry about it, even if you do have it along with your pregnancy.
If you think that the doctor has misdiagnosed you to have a UTI instead of a pregnancy, don't worry about it, your obstetrician/gynecologist will surely be able to differentiate and diagnose them, even if both are present.
If you are pregnant and you did notice a very small amount of blood then it is best to report this to the doctor you are going to meet, so he/she could investigate and ensure the safety of the baby. Although this is still normal and fine, you should not panic at all.
As I said, it is always best for the obstetrician/gynecologist to confirm a pregnancy, better than all other tests available over the counter. I understand your anxiety
, but we will have to confirm the pregnancy only once the doctor has examined you.
Yes, you should be able to check your blood and urine hCG levels at every clinic or hospital that has basic amenities and equipped with a functioning laboratory.
I hope I have succeeded in answering your questions, you could write back to us anytime for further clarifications.