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Thrush: Thrush is a yeast infection in the mouth. Candida is the name of the yeast. Cystitis is a bladder infection, which could be a viral infection, bacterial infection or a yeast infection. Yeast infection just means that you have an infection from yeast and it could be just about anywhere. Vaginal yeast infections and oral (mouth) yeast infections do tend to be the most common, but skin occurs too. ...Read more
A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more
How can I go about treating so many issues at once: lyme, candida, interstitial cystitis, high blood uric acid and urine protein, hypothyroidism, etc.
Holistic approach: Unraveling multiple issues is complex & a bit like a game of pick up sticks- you need to be careful about the order. Lyme & candida may be the cause of ic, but it may be necessary to detox heavy metals to treat those. Antibiotics for lyme can aggravate candida.It's best to start with basic support- balance hormones, detox, correct nutrient deficiencies.I advise working with a skilled holistic doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have candida/lyme/interstitial cystitis; could dr. Rx'd diet of protein/gr. Vegs./probiotics have caused my hi blood uric acid and interstitial cysti?
Unlikely.: But might be contributing. Most common cause of high uric acid is genetics. A high uric acid level without symptoms is often of no significant consequences. The level may be affected a bit by diet. The candida / lyme / ic thing sounds fishy and very unlikely. Perhaps you have a more general underlying disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am not sure if I have cystitis again or a yeast infection but feel uncomfortable down there and has happened the last 3 times I've been on.
More info needed: You don't say what "uncomfortable down there" means. If you have bladder discomfort and maybe urinary urgency, frequency, etc. These are typical UTI symptoms, not yeast. The main symptoms of vaginal yeast are itching/irritation and sometimes vaginal discharge. If sexually active, STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia) can also cause some or all these symptoms. See your doctor or maybe an NHS GUM clinic. ...Read more
Is an infection in my nose related to a previous diagnosis of and treatment for acute cystitis? Could both be caused by yeast overgrowth?
Very unlikely: I have never seen a yeast infection in the nose but have seen sinusitis caused by a different sort of fungus, aspergillus. You can be relatively sure it has nothing to do with treatment of your bladder infection. You should have a culture done to see what is causing the nasal infection. There is a slight risk of lymphatic spread of infection from your nose into your brain. ...Read more