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Causes Of Esophageal Candidiasis
I had esophageal candidiasis, found in endoscopy. It was treated with 3 weeks on Diflucan (fluconazole). How do I know if it is gone?
Esoph candidiasis: Generally this doesn't happen with a normal immune system and is usually found on endoscopy - have the symptoms that you were having resolved? Generally 2-3 weeks of Diflucan (fluconazole) will take care of the problem. The alternative would be to repeat the endoscopy. ...Read more
Candidiasis of UGI: A previous question best sums up your answer: "i am having trouble eating & drinking--my throat & stomach burn even my tongue." ask your doctor to consider oral & esophageal thrush if you are medically compromised, using inhaled steroids, & have noticed the development of a cheesy coating in your mouth & throat. Treatment is simple but if question regarding esophageal involvement, endoscopy helps. ...Read more
After an acid reflux about 6 month a go. I was diagnose with candida infection in esophageal and I still feel dull chest pain about few times a day.?
Probably not: Superficial infections of skin and mucosal membranes by Candida causing local inflammation and discomfort are common. The pain and discomfort would be more related to the skin area, and would be distinguishable from true muscle and joint pain of the "neck, back and shoulder" I assume that you are referring to. If you ant to know the true cause of your issues, see the Dr for an evaluation. ...Read more
I M 22 VIRGIN.Does getting vaginal candidiasis frequently cause infertility? Is it due to exercising alot in gym?
No: Candidiasis is not something you catch. It is commonly related to antibiotic exposure or diabetes as an overgrowth of normal yeast already present. Most of the time the diagnosis is made by DR lacking in nuanced knowledge of intertrigo and other genital events related to exercise and sexual activity. Answer to your question requires much more detail about it. How have you been treated? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does oral candidiasis patch grow back after brushing them off. Also what are the common causes of oral candidiasis. Thanks?
Candida: Candida albicans is an organism that normally makes a quiet home for itself on your skin and doesn't bother anyone. We all carry this organism on our skin, in our mouth, in our gastrointestinal tract (gut), and, in the case of women, they can carry this organism in their vagina. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends...: First, it must be said that just because candida is found in a sputum culture, it does not mean that a person has a candidal infection- this yeast is typically a colonizer and can be mistaken as a culprit . However, in the approrpiate context, profound immuno-suppression (organ transplant or else, bone marrow transplant patient) creates a situation where candida can be an opportunistic infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not by itself: Candidiasis in the mouth usually results from an underlying immune deficiency like hiv, or other chronic illnesses like diabetes. Those if not adequately controlled can cause harm and should be treated. Once the underlying condition is treated, the oral candidiasis will resolve easily with treatment. ...Read more
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