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I am going for my Egg Transfer for IVFand I am sure that i

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I am going for my Egg Transfer for IVFand I am sure that i have a UTI and now I'm worried that my appointment could be canceled. I'm trying to figure out if this is something that I should be worried about.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 month ago.

Hi. Dr Rick here. I completed an Internal medicine internship in NYC and have two decades of clinical experience. How can I assist you today?

Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 month ago.

why do you believe you have a UTI?

When is your appointment?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
My Appointment is on Tuesday at 11:00 am.
I took a home UTI test because I do get them and it came up positive for Leukocytes
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Now, I thought the pain that I had when I went to the bathroom was just from the egg retrieval which was last Thursday. I am having urgent urination, chills, the odd empty feeling.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Here is the picture.
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 month ago.

It is possible to test positive for leukocytes and not have an active UTI....but with your other symptoms, you probably do have another UTI :(

So. What to do?

I'd call your fertility MD now and see what he has to say.......unfortunately, with less than 20 hours until your egg transfer and IVF there may not be enough time to tamp down this UTI, if indeed, you do have one......

She may want you to come to the office this afternoon or first thing in the morning to see exactly what is going on

Make sense?

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Dr. Rick MD FACS

I wish you and your partner the very best of luck :)