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My partner has a urinary tract infection, can I get it from her?

16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roger Kilbourn
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

In most people, a UTI will not be communicable to a sexual partner.

In brief: No

In most people, a UTI will not be communicable to a sexual partner.
Dr. Roger Kilbourn
Dr. Roger Kilbourn
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Urinary tract infections are not known to be contagious.

In brief: No

Urinary tract infections are not known to be contagious.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Female urinary tract infections are typically not transmitted sexually or otherwise.

In brief: No

Female urinary tract infections are typically not transmitted sexually or otherwise.
Dr. Paige Gutheil
Dr. Paige Gutheil
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Dr. Susan Besser
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

If your partner has a simple urinary tract infection, you can not get it from her.

In brief: No

If your partner has a simple urinary tract infection, you can not get it from her.
Dr. Susan Besser
Dr. Susan Besser
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Urinary tract infections are not contagious so you won't get a urinary tract infection from her. This, of course, is assuming you are not dealing with a gynecologic infection.

In brief: No

Urinary tract infections are not contagious so you won't get a urinary tract infection from her. This, of course, is assuming you are not dealing with a gynecologic infection.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: No reason

You can get sexually transmitted diseases or infections from a partner, but, no reason why you would get a uti.

In brief: No reason

You can get sexually transmitted diseases or infections from a partner, but, no reason why you would get a uti.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Not typically, unless the UTI is due to a sexually transmitted disease, such as chlamydia.

In brief: No

Not typically, unless the UTI is due to a sexually transmitted disease, such as chlamydia.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

Urinary tract infections are intrinsic to the bladder, and are therefore not transmissible to others.

In brief: No

Urinary tract infections are intrinsic to the bladder, and are therefore not transmissible to others.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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