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.

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

Rarely. You would need to have a high load of yeast in the blood to see it on a peripheral smear... But I have seen yeast on such a smear several times, so it is possible. Read more...

As a concerned patient I need to know how do you know when you have a yeast infection?

Culture proves it . But usually the yeast infection can be easily identified by itching , redness , discagrge and/or burning of the genital area. Read more...

I have a yeast infection and I got home from gym, and did yard work and went to the bathroom and I had blood in my discharge. What should I do?

Re-check with doctor. Yeast infections don't bleed, or only very rarely -- and only if the yeast is especially severe, with open sores. So the blood probably is unrelated to your yeast infection, assuming the yeast diagnosis is correct. You might recheck with your doctor whether s/he is confident about the yeast diagnosis, and also ask if you were tested for STD. Gonorrhea and chlamydia can cause vaginal bleeding. Read more...

I have a yeast infection on top of being on my period. I usually have very dark menstrual blood but now it's bright red. Something wrong?

Heavier bleeding. Bright red blood means you are bleeding more than is usual for you. You may try over the counter remedies for yeast infection. If that does not work, please see your doctor. If heavy bleeding persists in subsequent periods, it would again be prudent to see your doctor to check for a cause and to assess your hemoglobin level. Read more...
Depends on cycle. You didn't state what part of your menstrual cycle you're at, and often times color ranges that are normal, are bright red to maroon. Make sure to take care of your yeast infection if your cycle is done, and if you have them frequently, you have to see your gyn to have it evaluated further. Read more...