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Doctor insights on: Intestinal Candida Symptoms

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Is intestinal candida real or not?

Is intestinal candida real or not?

It's real and normal: Candida is a type of yeast that is normally found in both the environment and in the gut - this includes the intestines. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Does intestinal candida really exist?

Does intestinal candida really exist?

Yes: Intestinal candida does exist. It can be present in small or large quantity. It can be hard to diagnose. There are specialty labs such as Genova/Metametrix that can do a stool study that looks for candida and other problems. ...Read more

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How can I end intestinal candida overgrowth without dieting?

How can I end intestinal candida overgrowth without dieting?

Who says?: "intestinal candida overgrowth" is a diagnosis most often made by fringe practitioners. I remain undecided as to whether it exists at all, but i would urge you to get a second opinion from one or mroe mainstream physicians if you are actually symptomatic. ...Read more

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Please tell me what type of of doctors treat intestinal candida overgrowth?

Independent thinkers: This is not a mainstream diagnosis, and i'd be cautious especially if you've self-diagnosed based on something you've read. Your best move now would be to get with an evidence-based holistic physician in your community who can help guide you through an area that i'll be the first to admit is confusing to all of us. ...Read more

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What to do if I have read that allergies is cause by candida on the intestine walls. what medicine is effective in killing candida(fungi)?

What to do if I have read that allergies is cause by candida on the intestine walls. what medicine is effective in killing candida(fungi)?

Be more discerning: You're an adult and I hope that you don't actually believe everything that you read. This is not only obviously false (why do different people get different allergies? why don't pathologists such as myself ever see candida there? why don't drugs that really kill candida reverse allergies?) -- it's a cruel scam. Read the blogs -- there are plenty of remedies but no one is ever cured. ...Read more

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Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans overgrowth in your intestinal tract?

Does the "beneficial bacteria" in yogurt kill candida albicans overgrowth in your intestinal tract?

Candidal overgrowth: This urban myth has not been scientifically proven, but it has not been disproved. The "balance" between bacterial flora and yeast cells in the intestinal tract (colon) is generally regulated by what you eat. If you choose to add unpasteurized yogurt to your diet it may well change the character of your stools, since it contains lactobacilli. Same available as a probiotic for oral use. ...Read more

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I have oral, intestinal and vaginal candida. Can i take oral nystatin for several weeks, if is necessary?

I have oral, intestinal and vaginal candida. Can i take oral nystatin for several weeks, if is necessary?

Yes, even longer: Oral Nystatin is a remarkably safe medicine. Successful treatment of candidiasis often takes several months and it is safe to take Nystatin for months or even years. Besides Nystatin it is necessary to follow a diet low in sugars and simple carbs and to take probiotics. Consider anti-fungal herbs as well. See http://huff.To/15mbzao ; http://bit.Ly/1aeoabl. ...Read more

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Can parapsilosis candida in intestine lead to itch all over body after every single food? How about h pylori in stomach? Whcih one is more likely to lead to itching all over the body?

Neither: C. Parapsilosis cause inhospital blood infections-potentially fatal. H pylori lives in stomach, can cause ulcers, inflammation, can be prerequisite for stomach cancers. Rarely associated with some lymphomas. Itching is a very nonspecific symptom-lots of causes. Itching can be a symptom of lymphoma, among others. See your doc. ...Read more

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3 years colon still always blocked by thick, stringy mucus from anus. Nonstop gas. Bloated, miserable, bedridden. Gi says ibs. Poss intestine candida?

3 years colon still always blocked by thick, stringy mucus from anus. Nonstop gas. Bloated, miserable, bedridden. Gi says ibs. Poss intestine candida?

Intestinal Candida: Is a very rare infection. Can occur in immunosuppress patients. If your GI said you have ibs he is most probably right. Do you have a colonoscopy done? Results? Eliminating high-gas food like carbonated beverages, salads, raw foods and vegetables, specially cabbage, broccoli, cauliflowers. Also anticholinergic medicines. New drug are approved for the treatment of ibs. Talk to your gi. ...Read more

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35 year-old woman with abdominal discomfort, bloating, nausea and gas associated with starchy foods.....?

35 year-old woman with abdominal discomfort, bloating, nausea and gas associated with starchy foods.....?

Interesting case: I'd like to clarify a few things if the patient could respond: 1) Are you sure you got your CBC entered correctly? - hemoglobin 25 g/dL hematocrit 76.9 % - these are very high and if real, would need to be evaluated asap for possible polycythemia vera, which may or may not be causing your symptoms. 2) You mention malnourishment - but I do not see your weight or mention of diarrhea; in addition, the albumin is normal. 3) adrenal fatigue -I assume you mean adrenal insufficiency but I do not see any steroids listed in the meds, so I'm not sure if this is objective or subjective. As for abdominal symptoms, differential includes possible small bowel bacterial overgrowth, sprue (including celiac), disaccharidase deficiency, gastritis, IBD, and functional causes including IBS. My suggestion would be, if you haven't already had one, is to get an EGD/colonoscopy first with biopsies. See a gastroenterologist soon. I hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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Yeast (Definition)

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