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uti and pregnancy test results

i am having all the symptoms of a uti, and i took a home pregnancy test and it came up positive. Could it be a false positive? I also took ibeprofen for my knee pains as well

Thu, 25 Aug 2011
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hi,thanks for query.No this is not possible.Pregnancy test detects hormones in the urine,infection can not lead to false positive test.I hope you have missed period and that is the reason why you have taken this test.Please talk to your doctor and get this confirmed.Please also go for urine routine test to see for presence of infection.
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