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What are the symptoms of a yeast over growth and how can you be tested for them?

What are the symptoms of a yeast over growth and how can you be tested for them?

Lots of them: Yeast, or candida overgrowth is a controversial medical topic. There are believers and non believers. In my experience (i'm a believer) the symptoms depend on where the majority of the yeast is and what it's done. I recommend getting a book like: the yeast connection or the yeast syndrome and take the short quiz in the beginning. They list many symptoms yeast overgrowth has been believed to cause. ...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


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I did an hvs test and the result is epithelial cell : numerous, pus cell 3 -4hpf yeast + others nill.when cultured it yielded scanty growth of candida?

I did an hvs test and the result is epithelial cell : numerous, pus cell 3 -4hpf yeast + others nill.when cultured it yielded scanty growth of candida?

Yeast? Other? STD?: Your test results are mixed. Seeing any by microscopy, with pus cells, suggests overgrowth and active infection, but "scant growh" is slightly against it. If symptoms typical of a yeast infection (vaginal irritation and itching, usually little discharge), treatment for yeast probably will help. Pus cells can suggest other infections, e.g. STD. Discuss with your doctor or clinic. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of having yeast growth in vagina before a real infection?

Can't: For some yeast is a normal part of the vaginal flora so there are no preinfection signs. ...Read more

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What causes continuous growth in the vagina which sometimes results in yeast infections and how can it be treated permanently?

What causes continuous growth in the vagina which sometimes results in yeast infections and how can it be treated permanently?

Hard to say: It is hard to say how to cure this permanently. If you have some sort of other illness like diabetes that may be the cause for your recurrent infections. If not then sometimes adding a probiotic to your diet daily can help normalize the gut bacteria and in some women this helps keep down recurrent vaginal yeast infections. Keeping a normal body weight may also help. Hope you find a cure soon. ...Read more

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Had urine culture three weeks ago showed no growth had another one last week it showed yeast infection Why do both show high levels of WBC ?

Leukocytes in urine: WBCs are present in response to almost any form of inflammation. It sounds as if you have a UTI if the urine was collected by a clean midstream catch. If not, the yeast may have present in the urine through contamination from the vaginal secretions and if you have Candida vulvovaginitis that is probably the explanation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My scalp is itchy when i wash my hair. Thick dandruffs & a red scalp remains after washing. Hair growth is an issues too. Could this be yeast?

My scalp is itchy when i wash my hair. Thick dandruffs & a red scalp remains after washing. Hair growth is an issues too. Could this be  yeast?

Seborrheic dermatiti: This could be a condition called seborrheic dermatitis which is like eczema of the scalp. If you've used selenium shampoo as well as shampoo containing ketoconazole (both over the counter at low doses) i suggest you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Recently had Achilles' tendon allograft placed. Incision site wound with yeast growth. Can the infection from yeast break down the tendon graft?

Recently had Achilles' tendon allograft placed. Incision site wound with yeast growth. Can the infection from yeast break down  the tendon graft?

Fungal infection: Yes a fungus in a wound can mean trouble for the graft. I hope u have a team of doctors looking at you. I would highly recommend an ID doctor be added to your team. You need someone to jump all over that infection and save the hard work that's been done. Did they identify the fungus? Hope things get better soon. ...Read more

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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