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Can you get a kidney infection from a toliet seat?

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Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
No: The bacteria that cause a UTI (e. Coli most common) generally gain access via the urethra (the tube that passes from the bladder to the outside) which does not come into contact with the toilet seat during normal voiding.

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