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Are you asking if you likely have a UTI?
No. I am asking if a UTI can be benign, beneficial, or even protective. If I have a UTI it seems to be at home with me and has not produced any symptoms except for the cloudy urine and sulphur odor. Not having a fulminate infection keeps me out of the hospital and I was wondering if there is any history of a bladder colony sort of keeping the local environment free of other bacteria. As an example, my mouth bacteria seems to keep me free of cavities (40 plus years).
A UTI can be benign, especially in your case where you have to self catheterize
It cannot be protective or beneficial
The bacteria may not be virulent, and thus not cause as much harm
So, in spite of my poor sterile practices, I have just been lucky the past 1-1/2 years.
You may have been lucky or have a strong immune system or both
Thanks for your answers. I am satisfied. I just thought that being as how I have read that some oral bacteria is more beneficial to teeth than others and how some gut bacteria is better for your health than others, then maybe some bladder bacteria might be better than others. Good day.
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