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What does it mean for a sick patient to have a yeast infection in the blood?

What does it mean for a sick patient to have a yeast infection in the blood?

Can be bad: Our bodies can usually defeat yeast (fungi) so it doesn't cause internal infection.When fungus shows up in blood it is often a bad sign suggestive of immune system failure. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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


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Could a yeast infection in the blood stream show up on a peripheral blood smear?

Could a yeast infection in the blood stream show up on a peripheral blood smear?

I'd you're lucky: A peripheral smear is very unlikely to show yeast but can easily show indirect signs of blood infection. The stains (coloring) used for peripheral smears are not the best to show yeast. Special stains can be used, but you still need a keen eye and a lot of luck. ...Read more

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How can you get yeast infection in your blood?

How can you get yeast infection in your blood?

Comorbid conditions: Yeast infection in the blood or fungemia is most commonly cause by Candida. It is the 4th most common bloodstream infection among hospitalized patients in the United States. People at high risk for developing candidemia include: ICU patients, surgical patients, use of central venous catheters (esp. TPN), immune systems are weakened ( e.g. HIV/AIDS), and very low birth weight infants. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection go to your kidneys? if so, what kind of illness can the kidneys get? can a yeast infection enter the blood stream?

Can a yeast infection go to your kidneys? if so, what kind of illness can the kidneys get? can a yeast infection enter the blood stream?

Yeast infection: Are you referring to female vaginal/genital yeast infection? And if it can spread to kidneys and blood? If yes, then your answer is no! vaginal yeast infection is a localized benign disease and does not spread! BUT kidneys and blood can get infected by fungal diseases rarely in immunocompromised patients or in patients with long term intravenous accesses/lines, or with long term Foley catheters! ...Read more

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Can you have a yeast infection of the blood or CNS because i keep getting ringworms on scalp and yeast infections after taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? 44 old male

Can you have a yeast infection of the blood or CNS because i keep getting ringworms on scalp and yeast infections after taking adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?  44 old male

Yes: Yeast infection in blood or CNS can happen. It is extremely dangerous and life threatening. People are extremely sick with this. What u have, is not the same. U need to see ur pcp to have these looked at and treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for yeast infections because my blood is so thin I have risk for internal bleeding?

Is there a cure for yeast infections because my blood is so thin I have risk for internal bleeding?

Balance: There are two concerns you have. Yeast infections and thin blood. Yeast infections are problematic and the best cure is prevention. Talk to your doctor as to why your having recurring infections. Yeast and bacteria live in a balance. If you kill off the normal flora you get yeast infections. Ask your doctor to look at your diet and blood count. ...Read more

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I'm on tri-previfem. I still bought plan b after unprotected sex then we used a condom the next day I have a yeast infection with blood now. Am I preg?

I'm on tri-previfem. I still bought plan b after unprotected sex then we used a condom the next day I have a yeast infection with blood now. Am I preg?

Pregnant?: From what you describe pregnancy is very unlikely. The best thing to do is after you have missed a period get a home pregnancy test kit from your friendly pharmacist and check a first morning voided urine. If you do not miss a period do not bother. Get your yeast infection treated and if your discharge remains bloody see your GYN. ...Read more

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I'm on tri previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) and took plan b 3 weeks ago. I have a yeast infection w/blood. Is the blood from plan b or is it a sign of implantation? Nervous

I'm on tri previfem (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) and took plan b 3 weeks ago. I have a yeast infection w/blood. Is the blood from plan b or is it a sign of implantation? Nervous

Confusing: If you are already on birth control pills then there is no need to take Plan B as you were already protected. Implantation bleeding only occurs if you are pregnant which is not likely since you are on birth control. Yeast does not usually cause blood. I suspect you just triggered some bleeding from adding Plan B on top of your birth control. ...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


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