3 doctors weighed in:

Can you get a UTI from toilet paper?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

I think it would be very possible to get "bad" bacteria like e coli into the urethra or urinary opening by touching toilet tissue there.
Especially if it is visibly soiled or otherwise contaminated.

In brief: Yes

I think it would be very possible to get "bad" bacteria like e coli into the urethra or urinary opening by touching toilet tissue there.
Especially if it is visibly soiled or otherwise contaminated.
Dr. Michael Swor
Dr. Michael Swor
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
163K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors