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Can you contract warts from a toilet seat

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Life's hard enough without this kind of worry. Be thankful for a healthy family. Genital warts are easily managed nowadays in any case. Best wishes.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
About toilets...: We don't worry about HPV anogenital wart viruses getting transmitted by bathroom fixtures. College-aged persons should already be vaccinated, right? H ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Likely: Genital warts can be spread through oral contact. If your mouth is infected, you could transmit through kissing. You may visit this site for informati ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes: What you described is not a risk to others. You should get HPV vaccine to prevent infection with other HPV types that can cause more trouble than wart ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
No: There has been no documented cases of HPV involving transfer by toilet seats.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Basics: The HPV strains that trigger genital warts are usually cleared by your immune system & forced into a dormant (non-contagious) state after ~2 years ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Wouldn't worry: The HPV strains responsible for genital warts as well as other issues are not passed like common germs. The reason it is a STD is it is from some form ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Wouldn't worry: The HPV strains responsible for genital warts as well as other issues are not passed like common germs. The reason it is a STD is it is from some form ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Possible, unlikely: Genital warts appear mostly where the virus is massaged into the skin during sex, i.e. places that get friction during intercourse -- thus usually the ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes possible: Papilloma virus is contagious possible but unlikely as most of the time it is not from toilets.

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