Hi there, Eric Bakker, author of Candida Crusher.Thank you for tuning into this YouTube tutorial today. Today, I'd like to talk to you a littlebit about testing for Candida yeast infections. Many patients who come to see me want to knowwhether they have an infection or not. They go to their or they go to their naturopathand they're told that they've got all these problems, but then they reply, What are theseproblemsé Can we do a test for these problemsé What are theyé So the medical willhave a few tests that he or she may perform, but not many patients with Candida yeast infectionsare really tested when they go to their medical . If the suspects a vaginal yeastinfection or thrush, then he or she may perform
a test, a smear test, to determine that, andthat will be sent away and those cells will be checked out. They'll be cultured. They'llgo to a special lab to see whether it's bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection. But generally, a won't test any furtherthan thatterms of digestive problems or inflammation or brain fog or any of the othersubtle signs and symptoms of a yeast infection. The patient may be given a digestive product,maybe an acid blocker. They may be given a sleeping pill or an antiinflammatory, butI don't usually find that medical s will test any further than perhaps doing avaginal check. Or maybesome cases with
a male, they may do a skin scraping of a particulararea and then get that checked. The issue I have with the medical test to determineyeast infections and many other health conditions are that they are defined more by statisticalnorms rather than physiological norms. By that, I mean they really work on a slidingscale from say 1 to 10. If you come back as 1.5the bottom end of that reference rangeor 9.5, you're deemed to be perfectly normal. In natural medicine, we don't really lookat it like that. We look more at the physiological norm. We're going to be more interested toget you around four, five, or six, which will be more of a midpoint, which we deem to bea really good range for you to be in. That's
one concern I have is looking at these norms. The other concern I have, really, with themedical testing is if a test comes back positive, it will often lead to the prescription ofa pharmaceutical ug. Andmany cases, it will be an antibiotic or antifungal; itwill be an quot;antiquot; type of a ug, which will only create further problems. And if the can diagnose you with any particular test, then he or she may even think that you'vegot depression or anxiety and send you to a psychiatrist. And that's what happened tome. I was told to go to a psychiatrist when Ihad Candida because my problems were all in
my head. Well, they weremy head partiallybecause I had brain fog, but what the didn't know is I had a lot of digestive problemsthat he really should have gone furtherlooking at. And for that reason, now I doa lot of stool testing, comprehensive digestive stool testing. You're going to see a lot moretutorials on stool testing. I'll explain to you a lot more about the markers and what theymean, and how to interpret this very, very important test. In my book, Candida Crusher, I call the comprehensivestool test the quot;Rolls Roycequot; of tests because you can determine a whole bunch of stuff fromthis test. You can look at digestive markers,
inflammatory markers, and immune markers.It goes on and on and on; there's a whole lot of information that we can acquire fromthis test, which can give us a very accurate indiion of the health of your whole digestivesystem. It also shows me where to pinpoint the treatment. It gives me a good idea onthe severity of your condition and how long it's going to take to get well. There are various tests that the andthe naturopath will perform to determine a yeast infection. As I mentioned, the may perform a smear test to determine whether it's vaginal thrush or vaginosis or an STDof some form. A may perform a stool
Vaginal Discharge After Hysterectomy
I need your advice on vaginal discharge afterhysterectomy. It certainly shouldn't include blood, sinceyou can't have a period anymore. I know any blood after a hysterectomy meanssomething is broken, well bad. But I've heard there could be some. Brown vaginal discharge for a couple of weeksafter a hysterectomy is normal. I thought it would only last a few days. The red bloody discharge as incisions healis only a few days, while the brown ied blood can leak out over weeks.
So even without a period, I have to wear maxipads for another month or two. Don't use tampons. I know, they recommended against that, evenwith the expected discharge. If you lift anything heavythe six weeksafterward and get a rush of blood, get to the emergency room because you tore something. They gave me the same advice as when you havea kid â€“ don't lift anything heavier than a newborn. You can have bleeding because you tore thingshaving sex too soon after the hysterectomy
too. Let's just say surgery and vaginal dischargelike this are the exact opposite of the mood required for that to happen. Any spotting with a bad odor, though, is areason to see a . Even if it is a really bad yeast or bacterial infection, it needsto be treated. So the standard yeast infection with a beersmell is really bad right now. Yes. And a thick white curdish material comingout from an infection is also really bad. What other discharge should I be on the lookoutforé
Any thick yellow ainage is a possible infectionof the surgical wound, so you need to see the about that. Ditto if you can'tpee or poop. I'd certainly see a about not beingable to go to the bathroom. A warning sign is when it hurts to do so. They tell you to have laxatives and lots offiber to reduce the straining down there. If it burns when you pee, that's a urinarytract infection, but it could mean other bacteria arethe incisions. And green and yellowdischarge from the vagina means there definitely is.
So even though I can't have kids, I stillget a few more weeks of looking at the multicolored diaper pad insert. You are supposed to talk to the anytime there is bleeding heavier than light spotting and any discharge that has a badodor. Ifdoubt, ask the doc.