UTI or Feels Like

Early pregnancy symptom

The chart

Comparison of how often this symptom is experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.


After implantation (9 dpo+)
experiencing this symptom
the probability of pregnancy


Overall (during the luteal phase)
experiencing this symptom
the probability of pregnancy




About this symptom

UTI or Feels Like

The confusion between symptoms of early pregnancy and urinary tract infections/bladder infections comes up often. Although the two are not related there is some crossover between the symptoms and causes of both. Frequent sometimes painful urination, lower back pain, and other similar symptoms are experienced by women who are pregnant but do not have a UTI or vice versa. If you suspect you may have a UTI or bladder infection be sure to see your healthcare provider as they can lead to kidney infections if left untreated.

Includes: Urinary Tract Infection or just feels like it. Dull pains/pressure in bladder, or it may feel like your bladder is full.


Summary of chart

An explanation of the affect on the probability of pregnancy for each day past ovulation or group of days.

0 dpo - 2 dpo

Slightly decreases probability of pregnancy

3 dpo - 8 dpo

Does not significantly affect probability of pregnancy

9 dpo - 15 dpo

Slightly decreases probability of pregnancy

16 dpo - 18 dpo

Decreases probability of pregnancy


Detailed breakdown by DPO

Shows data for days where differences are meaningful.

Day past ovulationPregnant vs non-pregnant
10 dpo 1.2 times less (-14%)
11 dpo 1.2 times less (-16%)
12 dpo 1.2 times less (-14%)
13 dpo 1.2 times less (-14%)
14 dpo 1.2 times less (-14%)
15 dpo 1.2 times less (-17%)
16 dpo 1.4 times less (-25%)
17 dpo 1.6 times less (-37%)
18 dpo 1.9 times less (-45%)
Understanding the data

Pregnant women experience this symptom the number of times listed as often as non-pregnant. The percentage listed refers to the percentage increase or decrease between pregnant and non-pregnant.

Visit the dpo chart pages to view most common and significant positive and negative indicators of pregnancy for each day past ovulation.




What women are saying about this symptom.

Hollyelaine  6 years ago
DPO 0-5 I let them. Today is DPO 6 and they have disappeared. Tested negative for UTI, went to the dr yesterday.

Jessesgirl910   6 years ago
I’m 5dpo. Been gettin weird twinges in my bladder...almost like when baby kicks but not as pronounced.

nowornever2015  6 years ago
From 4dpo to 5dpo mild UTI-like symptoms; now at 6dpo mostly gone except elevated sense of urgency when I have to "go"

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