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Candida Albicans Test
I recently asked a doctor to test me for candida albicans because I had all of the symptoms except one or two. He said i'm crazy...Help
Lab test: There is a laboratory called the great plains that tests urine for yeast infection. Yeast infections are common and the hq of the infection is in the bowel. The yeast ferments sugar and produces arabinose and/or tartaric acid. These are absorbed into the blood and excreted in urine. Your dr. Has to order it so find one that knows about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My IGg blood test reveal candida albicans, then tested for stool fungi culture which show 'medium growth', I suffer from severe Brain Fog. Advise pls?
Get the right advice: For someone who has a symptom of brain fog, I recommend they meet with a psychiatrist and undergo cognitive testing. Vitamin B12 deficiency may cause this symptom, hopefully your level is normal, as you use supplements. Testing for stool fungi and IGG for Candida is not likely to help explain the cause of your symptoms. Try not to do self-diagnosis- it often leads to errors. ...Read more
Urine culture are reliable STD test? Mine came back negative but now have a black small blister on labia majora. Labia is burning! candida albicans +!
Not always: Urine testing is a good means by which infections and some stds such as chlamydia and gonorrhea can be detected however a lot of other infections and stds are also missed this way. You will need to be seen by a gynecologist for a pelvic exam and more detail testing to detect all infections. Herpes may present with blisters and burning as well. ...Read more
Sputum test reports heavy growth of Candida albicans and pseudomonas aeruginosa. No symptoms excpt stuffy nose and throat clearing for 2 yrs. pls help?
More info needed: Pseudomonas and Candida often appear when normal bacteria are suppressed by antibiotics. Have you been taking antibiotics, maybe for your stuffy nose and cough? Or have you been hospitalized recently? If you are otherwise healthy, chest xray normal (no pneumonia), and you don't have severe bronchitis, probably these results can be ignored. Discuss with your doctor or infectious disease specialist. ...Read more
Candida Albicans: Candida albicans is a type of yeast that will normally appear in mucous membranes such as the mouth, rectum, or vagina, or it can appear directly on the skin. It has the ability to travel through the bloodstream to affect the heart valves, throat, and intestines. Candida albicans can become infectious when there is a change in the bodily environment that may cause it to grow rapidly. ...Read more
No: Candida albicans is a fungal infection that occurs in the mouth or genital areas. It usually is associated with antibiotics that kill off bacteria allowing fungi to grow unchecked. It will usually go away on its own once you finish the antibiotic. There are a number of otc meds you can take if it is severe(depending on the part of the body affected. It could also indicate a depressed immune system. ...Read more
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