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Is intestinal candidiasis a real health issue? I have had permanent lower abdominal bloating since taking amoxicillin in january

Is intestinal candidiasis a real health issue? I have had permanent lower abdominal bloating since taking amoxicillin in january

Candida normal : Candida is a common yeast that exists in essentially everyone's intestine.It has been estimated as 5% of the dry weight of poo.It is usually balanced out by a number of benign bacteria. All might be a problem under some conditions, but most co-exist within the bowel & don't cause specific symptoms. ...Read more

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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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Hello! i've intestinal candidiasis and my doctor told me to take fluconazole (50mg 7 days) and metronidazole (250 mg 13 days). Should i take this?

Hello! i've intestinal candidiasis and my doctor told me to take fluconazole (50mg 7 days) and metronidazole (250 mg 13 days). Should i take this?

It depends: How was the diagnosis made. If you have had a biopsy (usually at endoscopy) that shows candidiasis or have a culture from the throat that is positive for candidiasis then treatment with Fluconazole is reasonable . If it is candidiasis in a stool culture, this can be a normal finding and does not need treatment. Finally, Metronidazole has no role in treatment of candidiasis. ...Read more

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Can intestinal candidiasis cause recurrent vaginal yeast infections and abnormal/painful/irregular bowel movements?

Can intestinal candidiasis cause recurrent vaginal yeast infections and abnormal/painful/irregular bowel movements?

Yes: You need anti candida diet: no sugar, no flour products. Until you get better, also no fruit and no carbohydrates. Eat 1 tbsp of coconut oil with each meal. Eat lots of non starchy vegetables and enough quality protein. Consider betaine hcl with each meal, take it in the middle of the meal. Also take saccharomyces boulardi, which is the yeast against yeast. ...Read more

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I've intestinal candidiasis diagnosis wth stool culture, and my doc told me to take fluconazole (50mg 7 days) and metronidazole should I take this?

Depends..: Intestinal candidiasis means you have candida in the intestinal tract. Whether this causes any problems is unclear. Will it hurt to treat it? No, only your pocket book. Will it make you feel better? Probably not. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thrush?

What are the symptoms of thrush?

Looks exactly like..: Looks exactly like a layer of milk on the baby's mouth and tongue, except it does not come off with gentle rubbing. And it does not count if it is only on the top of the tongue; a thrush-like white layer is normal there. On the edges of the tongue, inner cheeks, and inner lips, it isn't normal. ...Read more

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What to do about oral thrush, can I hit it on the head before the symptoms start?

What to do about oral thrush, can I hit it on the head before the symptoms start?

RX NEEDED: Please have it seen and treated with an anti-fungal medication if that is the correct diagnosis. This is more common in babies and immuno compromised adults. Inhaled corticosteroids for asthma, used long term may also predispose to oral thrush ...Read more

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Every time my boyfriend gives me oral i get thrush. Why is this? He has no symptoms of oral thrush.

Every time my boyfriend gives me oral i get thrush. Why is this? He has no symptoms of oral thrush.

Candida colonisation: He has a fungal ( candida a.) colonization of the genital area and you have probably low immune system, or taking/inhaling steroids. Visit your doctor for an evaluation (both). ...Read more

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Can thrush resolve itself without treatment? What happens if you leave it untreated for a long time? (Symptoms mild & come and go)

Can thrush resolve itself without treatment? What happens if you leave it untreated for a long time? (Symptoms mild & come and go)

Probably will resolv: Depends on reason(s) for it. Probably will resolve. Simple treatment will accelerate clearance. Identification and modification of underlying predisposing condition is worthwhile. Diabetes? Exposure to antibiotic? Use of steroid? ...Read more

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Is it possible for Thrush to remain unnoticed for 9 months. today I've been told I have a very mild case of thrush? I have no symptoms. I am diabetic

Not usually: Being diabetic, you are at an increased risk of thrush, as yeast like organisms thrive in a sugary environment. It would be unlikely to have thrush for 9 months without noticing any symptoms. Be sure your diabetes is under control and get the thrush treated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of thrush?

What are the main symptoms of thrush?

Cottage cheese: You will see white creamy lesions on the tongue and/or inside of the cheeks. It looks like cottage cheese. The definitive sign is that it can be peeled off and leaves a raw bleeding surface. ...Read more

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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more


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