A 48-year-old member asked:
can you get a kidney infection from a toliet seat?
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Dr. Gregory Lewis answered
43 years experience Urology
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.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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