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Rectal Yeast Infection
I'm pretty I have fecal incontinence/leakage, thought it was a rectal yeast infection or anal fissure but is surgery the only sure effective treatment?
Depends: Seepage and staining with liquid stool are usually due to hemorrhoids. Incontinence to solid stool is more serious and needs testing with manometry, electromyogram etc. You should not be on MiraLAX if you have incontinence of stool. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 infection: These can occur in different sites for different reasons. Rectally in a man would raise my level of concern for immune suppression. To know whether any remedy would be effective it would be important to know the extent of involvement. You could try this, but if it does not work would see a doctor and also consider HIV testing. ...Read more
Probably: Birth control pills as well as diet, history of taking antibiotics and a variety of other things can lead to yeast infections. The yeast infection can occur anywhere- the mouth, the genital area or the rectal area. Usually, the yeast is really coming from the intestine, so talk to your doctor about ways to control the yeast, like changing diet, changing the pill, probiotics and anti-fungal meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms include..: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication if you have these symptoms. Pain is not typically a symptom of a yeast infection, and should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Over the counter med: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication (like miconazole) if you have these symptoms. If the symptoms persist after this treatment, it should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis. ...Read more
Easy: We are all colonized with yeast, usually candida albicans. If your immunity is profoundly reduced, or if the acidity and other factors in the vaginal barrel are right you may get it. Babies frequently get thrush which is yeast infection in the mouth, and people may get secondary yeast infections after treatment with antibiotics reduces the bacteria which previously inhibited the yeast growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yeast infection: A yeast infection results from an overgrowth of yeast anywhere in the body. The growth of yeast is normally limited by our immune system and normal body bacteria. If there is a compromise in our immune system or when taking medications such as antibiotics or steroids, yeast can become so numerous that they cause infections, particularly in warm and moist areas of our body. ...Read more
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