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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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If you have recurring vaginal candidiasis for years, are you likely to have it in other parts of the body? (such as mouth, eyes, intestines, etc.)

If you have recurring vaginal candidiasis for years, are you likely to have it in other parts of the body? (such as mouth, eyes, intestines, etc.)

Confirmation: Recurrent vaginal candidiasis needs an extensive workup. One should be tested for diabetes and immune system suppression. It is also necessary to confirm that the vaginal infection is in fact yeast. This should be done by fungal culture. Many times people think they have yeast when in reality they have something else. ...Read more

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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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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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I will like to know the symptoms of candidiasis in men's penises?

I will like to know the symptoms of candidiasis in men's penises?

Itching: The most common symptom is usually itching of the penis. There may also be redness to this area but no discharge. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of candidiasis in your throat or esophagus?

What are the symptoms of candidiasis in your throat or esophagus?

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

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What are symptoms of candidiasis on the skin?

What are symptoms of candidiasis on the skin?

Several: Usually candidiasis of the skin has redness and can closely resemble pretty much any dermatitis. Sometimes there are little red bumps nearby (called satellite lesions). ...Read more

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