A 39-year-old member asked:
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what is the most accurate diagnosis for candida overgrowth in your intestines?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Go to a believer: The only way to get diagnosed with this "condition" is to go to a doctor who believes it exists. However, i don't recommend that approach, since there is no scientific evidence that candida overgrowth is a real medical condition. We have words for that kind of doctor, but they're not kind.
Answered on Jul 21, 2012
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
I couldn't agree more wholeheartedly. Many people who are clearly physically healthy but insist that they are sick (i.e., have emotional problems making them feel ill and do not want or know how to address these). Suggesting they have "candida overgrowth" is a cynical way to get these unfortunate people to take their problems to a different practitioner. I'm an autopsy pathologist and have never seen anything remotely resembling "candida overgrowth".
Jul 21, 2012

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