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Would STDs cause white blood cells and bacteria in the urine?

Would STDs cause white blood cells and bacteria in the urine?

Unlikely: This is either UTI or vaginal secretions contaminating the urine specimen. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

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


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Could a yeast infection in the blood stream show up on a peripheral blood smear?

Could a yeast infection in the blood stream show up on a peripheral blood smear?

I'd you're lucky: A peripheral smear is very unlikely to show yeast but can easily show indirect signs of blood infection. The stains (coloring) used for peripheral smears are not the best to show yeast. Special stains can be used, but you still need a keen eye and a lot of luck. ...Read more

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Is bacteria in the blood always called sepsis?

Is bacteria in the blood always called sepsis?

No: When bacteria is found in the blood it can be called bacteremia. If it gets severe affecting other body systems it can be called sepsis. ...Read more

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What the tuberculosis bacteria show in blood culture (fever investigation) blood collect in normal body temperature.

What the tuberculosis bacteria show in blood culture (fever investigation) blood collect in normal body temperature.

Tb: Tb will usually not be detected on regular blood cultures, but if you have active pulmonary tb, then chest X-ray would be the first step ...Read more

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Can a fungus infection be in my blood stream?

Can a fungus infection be in my blood stream?

Yes: Systemic fungal infection is more common in hospitals and usually seen in patients following chemotherapy, in aids patients, in ICU patients who are compromised due to long-term IV lines, prolonged treatment with antibiotics, or severe systemic illness/burns. ...Read more

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Can candida show up in a blood test?

Can candida show up in a blood test?

Depends: There is a kind of blood infection in which yeast (Candida) grows in the blood, it is a serious complication in those whose immune system is not functioning normally or who have another serious critical illness. The organism can be detected in the blood in those cases at times. Other kinds of less serious skin or mucous membrane yeast infections do not show up in the blood. ( such as oral thrush) ...Read more

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Can STDs cause white blood cells in urine?

Can STDs cause white blood cells in urine?

White blood cells: Unlikely to be due to std if present in urine, but in women their presence in urine may be due to contamination by vaginal secretions, depending upon how the urine was collected. Generally, if truly in urine suggests uti. ...Read more

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Will herpes cause your a higher white blood count in urine?

Will herpes cause your a higher white blood count in urine?

Herpes: Herpes infections usually do not cause an increase of white blood cells in the urine. White blood cell count in the urine is due to an infection of the bladder, ureters or kidneys. Herpes infections can cause shedding of epithelial cells [skin cells] in the urine ...Read more

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Can ESR blood test indicate fungus presence in the body?

Can ESR blood test indicate fungus presence in the body?

Not necessarily: Esr is very non-specific and can be elevated in many situations. It is always used as an adjunct test. ...Read more

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Is fungus in the blood stream a precursor to cancer and why?

Is fungus in the blood stream a precursor to cancer and why?

No, but serious: Fungus in blood stream would be a serious finings demanding immediate treatement. However fungal septicemia is not a precursor to cancer. Ingestion of peanuts and other grains infected with fungus is associated with liver cancer due to production of aflatoxin by some fungi. ...Read more

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Could blood sugar be high over 200 in blood but no sugar in urine?

Could blood sugar be high over 200 in blood but no sugar in urine?

It's possible: Hi. Odd question. It's possible to have a serum glucose over 200 with none in the urine, but the higher above 200 the serum glucose gets, the less likely none shows up in the urine. It has to do with the tubular threshold for glucose, which does show a bell-shaped curve distribution. ...Read more

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Low white blood cell count and blood in the urine?

Low white blood cell count and blood in the urine?

Lab data: Without a full medical history and physical exam cannot possibly theorize about what this may be. It certainly indicates a need for further investigation and should not be ignored. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can eating sugar & carbs cause a yeast infection? Is there a blood test for overgrowth of yeast in body?

See below: No 50% of us carry candida without symptoms sometimes for some reason-usually not known disease with it starts. A culture of the organism is easily done and most times a smear from the site is sufficient for diagnosis. ...Read more

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My urine has an extremely high level of wbcs and blood in it. Urine cultures show no bacteria in urine. What can cause wbcs, blood, but no bacteria?

My urine has an extremely high level of wbcs and blood in it. Urine cultures show no bacteria in urine. What can cause wbcs, blood, but no bacteria?

See comment: What were your symptoms ? Why was a urine test done? Negative culture means no bacteria , but it depends on how it was cultured...Tuberculosis needs special culture...Sometimes a foreign body like stone a polup may shed wbc, s ; rbc, s, yet culture can be negative !;i in medicine the most important part in tne diagnosis in the history. ...Read more

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Would ulcers cause blood in urine?

Would ulcers cause blood in urine?

Ulcers: Ulcers in the urinary tract can cause blood in the urine. The most common cause of ulcers in the urinary tract would be viruses and some autoimmune disorders. Stomach ulcers, what some patients are referring to with the term 'ulcers', are not a cause of blood in the urine. ...Read more

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Could cancer cause blood in the urine?

Could cancer cause blood in the urine?

Yes: It can be infection, stone, cancer or a variety of other problems. See your doctor. www.peedoc.com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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What is the best way to recover from candida blood infection?

What is the best way to recover from candida blood infection?

Aggressive treatment: If candida gets into the blood, it can be quite severe, even life threatening. You need aggressive treatment with antibiotics that treat fungus. ...Read more

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How to check if somebody nas candida? Blood test? Urine?

Doctor exam: Candida occurs normally on the skin and mouth and GI tract , women's genital tract. Exam by an md is needed along with tests occasionally candida causes a life threatening infection in the bloodstream, in postoperative and critically i'll patients with complex illnesses diagnosis of candida is made by md or blood tests, chronic candida syndrome had not been scientifically proven. ...Read more

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Good day, where could I have HIV1&2, anti-HCV, HBsAg, mycoplasm, ureaplasm, chlymidea, gonorrhea, candida (blood and semen tests) done in Cape Town?

Good day, where could I have HIV1&2, anti-HCV, HBsAg, mycoplasm, ureaplasm, chlymidea, gonorrhea, candida (blood and semen tests) done in Cape Town?

Blood Tests: Private clinics have resident labs such as Ampath, Lancet, etc. However it’s always good to go to your doctor to order such tests on your behalf so that you dont miss out on correct interpretation ...Read more

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I have just started dating a man that has told me that he was born with candida in his blood .Will this affect me? I have osteo-arthritis.

Confusing story: Few infants would survive a blood borne candida infection 3-5 decades ago although some do now. It is possible but i think he may be confused with the terminology.Regardless, the process is long since gone & would not affect you in any way today. ...Read more

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How can I go about treating so many issues at once: lyme, candida, interstitial cystitis, high blood uric acid and urine protein, hypothyroidism, etc.

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 more

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Can candida show up in a blood test?

Depends: There is a kind of blood infection in which yeast (Candida) grows in the blood, it is a serious complication in those whose immune system is not functioning normally or who have another serious critical illness. The organism can be detected in the blood in those cases at times. Other kinds of less serious skin or mucous membrane yeast infections do not show up in the blood. ( such as oral thrush) ...Read more

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Is there an accurate blood test for candida?

Is there an accurate blood test for candida?

Culture: A culture from the site with suspected candida infection is the usual way to make the diagnosis. Blood test is not necessary except in unusual cases of disseminated candidiasis. ...Read more

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Is candida overgrowth common? And is it common in males? Will it cause yellow tongue? Are there blood tests to detect? What are other symptoms?

Is candida overgrowth common? And is it common in males? Will it cause yellow tongue? Are there blood tests to detect? What are other symptoms?

Mostly a myth: If you believe the phony internet claims, almost everybody has 'candida overgrowth'. It's not going to make your tongue yellow. Although the 'pop' claim has been around since the 1970's, its proponents have no easy test to diagnose it, which itself tells me it's fake. If you have a groin rash from candida (satellite lesions) or oral lesions (white stuff that scrapes off), it's real. ...Read more

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Im being treated with plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for low complement. Assumed mctd. Candida has been detected several times in the blood. Is candida reason for concern?

Fungemia: Yeast=BAD: Fungemia, or yeast in BOOD is ALWAYS is concerning. it must be immediatrly investigated for teh so the bloodstream. Source of fungus (yeast) needs to be discovered. Need IV ANTIFUNGAL MUST be started. Yeast in the urine is usually not as concerning in most patients. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your blood work shows candida antibody igm. Igg. Iga are all high?

What does it mean if your blood work shows candida antibody igm. Igg. Iga are all high?

Nothing: Not a thing. Candida lives on and in us. All of yes. Our immune system all have these antibodies. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your blood test showed candida antibody IgA 1.5. Igm 1.2. Igg 1.9. All high?

Beware: I would be very cautious about any physician or other health care practitioner who proposes to treat you for a candida infection on the basis of bloodwork in the absence of a specific clinical finding of an infection. Labs that promote these tests are strongly linked to fringe medicine. My main concern is that you'll be given inappropriate medication and/or overlook a real health problem. ...Read more

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What effect does olive leaf have on the thyroid? I am uisng it for candida and I am not feeling well. My blood pressure has lowered.low

What effect does olive leaf have on the thyroid?  I am uisng it for candida and I am not feeling well.  My blood pressure has lowered.low

It doesn't do sh*t: Hi. Olive leaf is very good at performing photosynthesis for olive trees...but it doesn't do sh*t for the thyroid. Where does this fairytale nonsense arise??? Don't tell me...is your olive leaf not curing a candidal infection? Wow! I can't for the life of me imagine why you're not cured and sittin' on top o' the world! Holy cow. ...Read more

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Should I have any tests done such as blood, sputum or stool, if they have found thrush (candida) in my stomach (i think) during gastroscopy?

Should I have any tests done such as blood, sputum or stool, if they have found thrush (candida) in my stomach (i think) during gastroscopy?

Not necessarily: The germs of thrush, Candida Albicans are normal findings in the GI tract.It is swallowed as a random part of our ingested material and comprises 5% +/- of our stool. When present it can form irritating patches on a variety of surfaces from the mouth to the anus and beyond.Critically ill (ICU) patients may have this germ in the blood, they are normal in your spit and stool. ...Read more

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My last vaginal swab showed candida and leucocytes. I had an abnormal Pap smear last year. Are the white blood cells anything to worry about?

Have STD tests: Leukocytes (WBC) are usually not prominent with yeast infection (Candida) and often are evidence of other infections, especially STDs. Ask for testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas if not yet done. What kind of abnormal pap? If any doubt, talk to doctor about possible cervical biopsy to re-check for cancer or pre-cancerous changes, which also can cause increased leukocytes. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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