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Candida Present In Cytology
My urinalysis says the urine is clear but the cytology report says it's cloudy. I have only squamous and urothelial cells present. Why is that?
Urinalysis: Urinalysis does not detect squamous cells or urinary sediment. "Cloudy" urine is usually due to heavy urinary sediment if infection has been ruled out. This may be a result of incomplete voiding, inadequate fluid ingestion or medications precipitating out in your urine. ...Read more
What does urothelial cells with degenerative changes on urine cytology mean? Crystals present. also, mild fullness renal collecting system.
Wat vag swab reslt means? Pus cells-absent, trichmons vagalis-absent, candida- present, lactobacili-abnormal-19 week preg have green discharge as well.
Reactive cellular changes &/or repair are present. Fungal organisms morphologically consistent with candida species present. Endometrial cells present?
Yelling at us: There is no need to yell on this application. All questions are considered. This is out of context and with no medical history attached upon which to comment. Your physician who ordered this test is responsible to interpret it for you. ...Read more
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
Cytology report: smears show fragments of adipose tissue and few histiocytes. No duct epithelium cell is present. No malignant cell. Is it good news?
Good news: Sounds like its go news if no malignant cells found. ...Read more
What does reactive transitional cells, crystals, cellular degeneration present and white blood cells observed mean in urine cytology test.
Recent infection: Chances are that you're getting over a bladder infection. Crystals mean nothing. Repeating the study might be wise. ...Read more
Cytology: Is the study of cells, where they came from, how they work, how they go wrong, etc. ...Read more
Be discerning: Skin and mucosal candida is easily managed with topical agents. Deep candida infections are seen in very sick people. If you've self-diagnosed "systemic candida", please be careful -- this is a "cult" diagnosis and believers never seem to get cured or feel well again. Talk with an evidence-based holistic practitioner in your community about how to manage this, and what might be going on. ...Read more
It's a scam: Please forgive my frankness. After forty years of talk, the vast majority of people in the scientific community -- the most cutthroat of all truth-seekers -- believe that "systemic candida" is a cruel myth. Once a person thinks they have this, they NEVER feel well again, since no one is ever cured. Please get with a sensible practitioner -- perhaps an evidence-based holist. ...Read more
Learning the truth: Listen, Brad. If you buy into this "candida" cult, you will never, ever feel well again. They'll persuade you that you have an incurable disease that you must manage intensively. They'll encourage you to focus on being a misunderstood victim of an illness that physicians conspire to ignore. It's bunk. Get your health issues managed scientifically and get on with a productive life. ...Read more
Vaginal?: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Dont wear tight-fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more
For Diagnosis: Depending on the location, the primary cause may need to be investigated, malignancies can be detected, metabolic or infectios diseases, parasitic infestations, foreing bodies etc. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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