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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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Can there be such a thing as an intestinal yeast infection?

Can there be such a thing as an intestinal yeast infection?

Yes: Yeast in small numbers also live in the large intestine. Some people can get an overgrowth of yeast in the colon, usually due to taking antibiotics or taking in too much sugar - such as sweets, carbs, pop, fruit juice, alcohol. Yeast overgrowth occurs when something decreases the normal bacteria in the colon, then yeast overgrow, occasionally cause an infection, and cause vaginal yeast. ...Read more

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What is the quickest OTC remedy to get rid of intestinal yeast infection ? Please help

What is the quickest OTC remedy to get rid of intestinal yeast infection ? Please help

No such thing: There is no such illness. Every single living human has yeast growing in their intestines. Many hoaxsters online are trying to get gullible people to believe they are sick and that this is the reason. There is no such candidal illness growing in your intestines. ...Read more

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Why do I get dizzy, have a yeast infection, gassy, frequent urination, & bowel movements a lot? Had sex oct 22, 2015. Too soon to do pregnancy test?

Why do I get dizzy, have a yeast infection, gassy, frequent urination, & bowel movements a lot? Had sex oct 22, 2015. Too soon to do pregnancy test?

You should check: the pregnancy test 2-3 weeks after the initial intercourse, and if that is negative check again 1 week after. Given those symptoms the reason could be anything, ranging from pregnancy to indigestion to Urinary tract infection to PMS. Though PMS frequently brings about headaches and body ache. ...Read more

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Haven't had a normal bowel movement for months and now have yeast infection and taking antifungal medication?

Haven't had a normal bowel movement for months and now have yeast infection and taking antifungal medication?

Yeast infection: These two entities are probably unrelated. If you have another question it is not clear from your input. Rephrase if necessary. ...Read more

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Severe cramps during menstrual cycle, short periods, recurring yeast infection, painful bowel movement, cramp after orgasm. What could this be?

Severe cramps during menstrual cycle, short periods, recurring yeast infection, painful bowel movement, cramp after orgasm. What could this be?

Endometriosis : Though you may have more than one condition causing these symptoms, endometriosis is common to all these. A gynecologic emanation and a laparoscopic diagnosis may settle the mystery. The illustration shows common locations for this disease. ...Read more

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I had sex with a women that had a yeast infection and i started feeling odd things after. What are the symptoms?

Male sxs: Men with yeast infections may have burning or itching at the urethra (hole in the penis). There may be a red rash as well. Monistat can be applied to the tip of the penis twice a day. If not resolving in a week, see physician. ...Read more

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I have a question about yeast infection, took a one day treatment, six days later and symptoms are still present?

I have a question about yeast infection, took a one day treatment, six days later and symptoms are still present?

Let your doctor: Know. A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...Read more

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How long can a yeast infection last after taking diflucan (fluconazole)? Anything else i can do about huge symptoms?

How long can a yeast infection last after taking diflucan (fluconazole)? Anything else i can do about huge symptoms?

Varies: Diflucan (fluconazole) works about 98% of the time when taken in three doses (one a day, every other day, for three doses). It can take 2 to 5 days for the symptoms to clear up. If the symptoms persist, see your doctor. If the symptoms reoccur (happens about 10% of the time) re-treatment and suppression may be required. ...Read more

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I took 2 fluconazole pills for my yeast infection 10 days ago, but I still have some symptoms. Is this typical/normal?

Re-examination?: If the yeast was confirmed by an MD and treated with fluconazole, has it been re-examined to confirm that the infection is gone or still present? If not, that is your fires step is to go for re-examination as medications don't always work, especially if the wrong infection type is mistreated. ...Read more

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I've had a yeast infection, but no access to treatment, for 3 weeks. But now the symptoms are disappearing. Is it going away on its own?

Probably: Many people get various infections which healed on their own with the help of your strong immune system prior to the development of all the current medications we have. If caught early, keeping the area dry (yeast loves moisture) and avoiding sugary foods will help you naturally reach balance again. ...Read more

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I had a yeast infection, took OTC treatment & symptoms went away. I used a 'soft cup' days after and there was cottage chz like substance, is yi gone?

Yeast vaginitis: The presence of a cottage cheese like material in your vagina suggests there may still be a yeast infection, especially if you did not continue the original treatment for at least a week. A second round of treatment may make sense, or see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex with a new partner. Couple days later had symptoms of a yeast infection but now I'm worried that it may be something else. Help!

I had unprotected sex with a new partner. Couple days later had symptoms of a yeast infection but now I'm worried that it may be something else. Help!

Yeast? STD? Herpes?: You don't say exactly what symptoms you have. Maybe it's just what it feels like, a yeast infection. (It's not an STD, but symptoms may be triggered by having sex.) Herpes is the main STD cause of vulvar or labial irritation or itching. Gonorrhea or chlamydia less likely but possible. Don't screw around with this: see a doctor or clinic ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a different over-the-counter yeast infection medicine right after the first one I completed but didn't really clear all my symptoms?

Is it safe to use a different over-the-counter yeast infection medicine right after the first one I completed but didn't really clear all my symptoms?

Could try it: Sometimes 2 courses of treatment are needed to clear an infection. If this is not effective, see your gynecologist for diagnosis and treatment. Be aware that a partner may reinfect you. ...Read more

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Herpes like Symptoms tested nd was negative partner tested negative but had yeast infection (male) what did I have? Can yeast infections show as cuts?

Herpes like Symptoms tested nd was negative partner tested negative but had yeast infection (male) what did I have? Can yeast infections show as cuts?

Yeast: Yeast infections in men can cause redness and irritation similar to herpes rashes, consider a topical antifungal such as nystatin ointment. Also consider retesting a herpes blood test (not a swab test) and make sure to test for both HSV1 and HSV 2 since both can cause genital herpes. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...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