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How Does The Doctor Test Me For Yeast Infections?

August 13, 2019


Hi there, Eric Bakker, naturopath, author
of Candida Crusher with a further frequently asked question. How does the doctor test me for a yeast infection? Well, there are many ways that your doctor
could potentially test. But if you’re talking about a vaginal yeast infection, your doctor
will probably do a smear test and take some cell samples there of the cervix or the vaginal
wall and check to see if they can culture yeast off this or bacteria. The other way that some doctors do it is by
way of blood testing by checking for antibody levels. But generally medical practitioners
will test by doing swabs. Not many medical practitioners really believe in systemic Candidiasis
or blood-borne Candida infections, even though they do exist and there’s certainly plenty
written in the medical literature about this; not many believe it. But antibody testing is quite valid, although
some argue that you can have antibodies all your life to Candida and not have symptoms;
what we call asymptomatic. Others believe that antibody levels are significant regardless
whether you have symptoms or not and still signify you need treatment for Candida. I believe the best way to test for a yeast
infection is a stool test. And I’m going to do a lot of FAQs on stool testing and explain
stool testing in-depth to you, the various components of the stool test, and why this
is a superior way to test for yeast infection. So how does a doctor test for yeast infection?
Usually a swab or a vaginal test is the main way, if they test at all. But, yeah, that
would be the way they would test. So I hope that answers your question. Thank
you.

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