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Prostatitis following non specific urethritis bacterial or fungal as candida present?

Prostatitis following non specific urethritis bacterial or fungal as candida present?

Likely bacterial.: Although reports of fungal prostatitis have been reported in the literature, this disease is quite rare, limited to severely immune-compromised (transplant or hiv) patients who are hospitalized. If your have a prostatic infection, it is most likely bacterial and candida is a urinary or culture contaminant. I recommend you see a urologist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Urethritis (Definition)

The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside of your body. Urethritis occurs when this urethra is inflammed or infected. This is most often caused by an E. Coli infection and can ...Read more


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How do I know if I have uretheritis or yeast infection?

How do I know if I have uretheritis or yeast infection?

When uncertain: It is best to seek medical evaluation (; not to guess). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of urethritis?

What are symptoms of urethritis?

Discharge and. ...: Discharge, burning and other symptoms of uti. ...Read more

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Is there medicine for urethritis?

Is there medicine for urethritis?

Yes: The choice of medicine depends on the cause. Ceftriaxone is used to treat gonorrhea. Azithromycin or Doxycycline are used to treat chlamydia and some other causes of urethritis. ...Read more

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Is urethritis curable?

Is urethritis curable?

Usually: Urethritis means infection of the urethra, which is the tube that comes from your bladder and allows you to urinate. Urethritis is often due to a bacterial infection, which can be eradicated with antibiotics. If you are having pain or burning with urination, or discharge from the urethra, you might consider seeing a physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is candida yeast?

What is candida yeast?

Type of yeast: Candida is the scientific name for a group of yeasts. There are sub types like albicans, glabrata and more. Yeasts are a type of fungus. So in other words, candida is a type of fungus as opposed to bacteria/viruses. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is the cause of candida?

Nature: Candida is a natural organism, a type of fungus or yeast, that is a normal inhabitant of the G.I. Tract. Occasionally canada can get in areas where it over grows and can cause symptomatic infections, like a female yeast infection, or certain kinds of jock itch and similar. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for urethritis?

Is there a cure for urethritis?

I agree: I agree with dr. Ferdowsi. However, in older women low hormones can cause urethritis also. Topical estrogen applied to the urethra can help with the inflammation of the urethra in this group of patients. ...Read more

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Is there an autoimmune urethritis?

Is there an autoimmune urethritis?

POSSIBLE: Autoimmune disease may affect any organ in the body, and as an example, reiter's syndrome is felt to be an autoimmune condition associated with certain types of infection. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have candida?

Med eval: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. If this is your first possible yeast infection or if you are not sure if you have a yeast infection – see your physician. ...Read more

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Can candida be cured safely and how?

Yes, if it's real: Candida infection on the mouth, groin, private parts, skin folds is familiar and is easily managed with today's medications. Deep candida infections in immunocompromised people require strong Rx. The "pop" diagnosis "candida overgrowth" is a myth; people who buy into it never feel well again but keep spending money on worthless treatments. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is candida? And how to cure it?

Candida are yeast: These are a whole class of fungi that grow as 'yeast'. They can cause disease in certain situations. Usually those patients have some sort of underlying problem that allows these yeast to grow (for example diabetes, strong medicines that weaken the body - steroids, or other sickness such as in a surgical patient). There are many good medicines against Candida -but I suggest a doctor helps guide u. ...Read more

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Does prostititis feel like urethritis?

Does prostititis feel like urethritis?

Usually not: Prostatitis primarily causes pain or discomfort in the low abdomen, back, rectum, testicles, etc, often hard to pinpoint the exact location; sometimes urinary frequency or urgency; usually no discharge. Urethritis primarily causes discharge of pus or mucus from the penis, sometimes with painful urination, usually without urinary symtoms or the kind of pain from prostatitis. ...Read more

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What is candida overgrowth?

Yeast overgrowth: Candida is a very common yeast found in the mouth, intestine, vagina, and skin. It can occasionally cause infection such as vaginal yeast infections. Less commonly infections of the mouth (thrush) and esophagus also occur. Candida overgrowth is a diagnosis often given by naturopathic doctors and has very little science or evidence to support it as a true infection or disease. ...Read more

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How is candida & sibo different?

Fad diagnoses: Both diagnoses are passed out by "independent medical thinkers" without any evidence whatever. Accept either diagnosis, and you will never feel well again. Systemic candida is a myth unless you are gravely sick. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth can't be diagnosed without an aspirate. Both cults encourage people to consider themselves incurably sick and needing intense management. It's bunk. ...Read more

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Is candida transeted by kissing?

Is candida transeted by kissing?

Yes and no.: Yeast is found everywhere. It may be transmitted from surface to surface by contact and, yes, by kissing.

But yeast does not cause disease in normal hosts.

Vaginal yeast infections occur because of altered vaginal environment. Although a clear precipitant is not always identified contributing factors include high blood glucose, high estrogen levels, recent antibiotic use, wearing of diapers. ...Read more

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Will cefuroxime treat urethritis

Will cefuroxime treat urethritis

Yes, if: The organisms, such as neisseria or chlamydia, is sensitive to this antibiotic. If it is not treated properly, you can get scarring and urethral strictures, which can become big problems. ...Read more

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Does candida cause vaginal injury?

Infection can: Candida infection can cause burning and itching of the vulva/vagina with redness and swelling of the genital areas. ...Read more

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How can I treat candida overgrowth?

What do you mean?: If you have it on a mucosal surface or your skin, your pharmacist can recommend a few remedies or you can get prescription-strength Rx. If someone has persuaded you that you have 'systemic candida' to explain vague symptoms, you've been deceived. If you read the blogs, people who buy into this fad diagnosis spend their lives taking meds but are never cured. Be smart & find what's really the matter ...Read more

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Could ketoconazole 2% cure candida?

Could ketoconazole 2% cure candida?

Ye, you can use: Topical ketoconazole for 10 day or treatment systemic therapy with fluconazole. However, you should see a medical doctor as well so that any underlying health problems can be treated. ...Read more

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How to know if I need candida diet?

How to know if I need candida diet?

Good for all: The candida diet- which is low in processed sugars would probably benefit many people, even if they don't have a particularly obvious yeast infection. Signs of yeast overgrowth could include irritability, mood swings, sugar cravings, skin rashes, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, chronic fatigue, rectal and or vaginal itching. There are blood and stool tests that can confirm a candida infection ...Read more

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Why do people get oral candida yeast?

Various reasons: The most common reason people get oral candidiasis or thrush is taking antibiotics which kill off the bacteria that compete with the yeast and thus overgrowth occurs. Thrush also occurs in some women who take birth control pills, in immunosupressed cancer patients on chemotherapy and in aids patients. ...Read more

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Can they find candida on colonoscopy?

Yes and no: Candida is rare in the colon. If there, the test could find it. It is usually a vaginal problem, and occasionally an esophogeal issue. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for urethritis?

Depends on cause: That depends on what's causing it: a Ceftriaxone shot for gonorrhea, and Azithromycin or Doxycycline for chlamydia and most other forms of urethritis. ...Read more

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Can traumatic urethritis cause discharge?

Can traumatic urethritis cause discharge?

Yes.: Any trauma to the urethra can cause clear or bloody discharge. Inflammation of the urethra, or urethritis, can cause a mucus like discharge to occur. If you are experiencing urethral discharge, or urinary symptoms such as pain, burning, or difficult urination, see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What's the best medication for candida spp?

Candida: You need to both identify the species of candida and the type of infection it is causing before this question can be answered intelligently. Rephrase the question and will try to respond quickly. Hope you have only minor issue. ...Read more

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What is d cause & cure/remedy for candida?

Avoid carbs, replace: Candida overgrows after antibiotic treatment or any other immune lowering causes like taking steroids, on immuno suppressants etc. Treatment needs dietary restriction of carbohydrates-no fruits, pasta, rice, bread. You can eat proteins, nuts ; veg.
Probiotics have tobe added- kefir is a yogurt drink full of > 2000 lacobacilli ; other good bacteriae. You can buy on line dr. Ohira's probiotic in the form of. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have candida overgrowth?

Oral white thrush: A candida fungal infection can manifest in multiple ways, depending on where in the body the infection is. You can have oral "thrush", which is a white plaque that does not go away on your tongue or the back of your throat, that can be painful. Another common presentation is a white thick vaginal discharge with itchiness. ...Read more

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What do I do for yeast overgrowth or candida?

What do I do for yeast overgrowth or candida?

Depends on: The site of overgrowth. If pelvic, then a check with gynecologist is necessary. ...Read more

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Could candida cause constant lightheadedness?

No: Not if the candida is a vaginal or oral infection. Candida can produce systemic infection (usually in immunocompromised persons), and under those circumstances there may be a wide variety of symptoms, but you would be incredibly severely ill. The general answer is no! ...Read more

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How do you treat persistent candida infrection?

How do you treat persistent candida infrection?

See below: You can help your body by eating well and supplementing with acidophilus and foods like kefir on daily basis. You should see your gyn for the initial treatment though.
Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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Is there any natural way to cure candida fungus?

Is there any natural way to cure candida fungus?

Gentian violet: Is a natural product that has antifungal properties. It has been used for the treatment of thrush in babies for centuries, by applying it to the insides of the babies cheeks. It can be used in the mouth, but should not be swallowed. It can also be applied to the skin 2-3 times daily. The biggest problem with gentian violet, it stains cloth badly; Overuse can cause "tatooing of the skin". ...Read more

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I have staphylococcus and candida, what do I do?

See MD: I don't know why you have staph and candida. Heve you been on a lot of antibiotics of for a long time? Do you have an immune disorder. These infections need a workup at least an internist followed by either infectious disease or immunology ...Read more

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Candida or herpes, how can I tell the difference?

Medical Eval: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Herpes Simplex 2 is the most frequent cause of genital herpes. It appears as a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia or > ...Read more

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Why do people still believe in the candida cream?

Why do people still believe in the candida cream?

It treats candida?: Candida is a type of fungus and candida cream can treat that...If that is what you are asking.
If you have a suspicous rash etc. And candida cream does not work, consult doc as it maybe something else.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Need some tips on eliminating candida overgrowth?

Vaginal?: Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin; mycelex. ...Read more

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I have lots of splinter hemhorrages maybe candida?

I have lots of splinter hemhorrages maybe candida?

Splinter hemorrhages: In the nail beds are most often caused by trauma but are seen in endocarditis, an infection of a heart valve. Candida is a yeast that rarely causes endocarditis but otherwise should not cause splinter hemorrhages. ...Read more

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Can a cystoscope detect urethritis or prostatitis?

Can a cystoscope detect urethritis or prostatitis?

Probably not..., but: If done at right time, cystoscopy may evidence mucosal inflmmation to suggest urethritis or prostatitis. But, most of times, both can be diagnosed with good history, physical finding, urinalysis, and others as needed. And cystoscopy is only needed for protracted cases to rule out stricture. To detail both, go to see urologist timely.

Best wishes... ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more