A male yeast infection can be tricky to diagnose


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A male yeast infection can be tricky to diagnose

  1. 1. ==== ====For more information please go to:www.Aquuaa.com/womens_health.html==== ====Candidiasis (yeast infection) is an infection caused by microscopic fungi or yeast. There are morethan 15 species of Candida, the most common one being Candida Albicans. These fungi surviveon all surfaces of our bodies. Under some conditions, they can become so numerous they causeinfections, particularly in warm and moist areas. Examples of such infections are vaginal yeastinfections, thrush, skin and diaper rash, and nailbed infections. Male yeast infections are alsocommon.Yeast infections can be difficult to diagnose. Symptoms can resemble other ailments in both menand women. Here are some symptoms that are typically associated with yeast infections. As youllsee, they could easily be symptoms of other conditions;- Abdominal pain- Mental confusion- Fatigue- Indigestion or bloating- Joint pain- Red and itchy eyes- Depression- Vision problems- Hair loss- White coating on the tongue- Craving for carbs and sweets- Toenail fungus- Sinus drainageIn addition, the following may also be yeast infection symptoms for women;- Vaginal itching- Vaginal discharge- Vaginal burning or irritation- Redness on the skin near the vagina- Burning during urination- Pain during intercourseSymptoms of male yeast infections may include one or more of the following;- Pain during urination- Open sores- Oral thrush
  2. 2. The most common symptom in men is pain during urination.While male yeast infections are not as common as in females, they do occur frequently. Itspossible for a man to contract a genital yeast infection if he has unprotected sex with a partnerwho has a genital yeast infection. However, just because your partner has a yeast infectiondoesnt mean you will get one too. Sexual transmission of yeast infections is uncommon.In females, a vaginal yeast infection is irritation of the vagina and the area around the vagina,called the vulva. It is caused by an overgrowth of the fungus or yeast Candida. Yeast normally livein the vagina in small numbers, but when the bacteria in the vagina become out of balance, toomany yeast grow and cause an infection.Vaginal yeast infections are very common. About 75 percent of women have a yeast infectionduring their lives. And almost half of women have two or more yeast infections.Vulvitis can also cause local pain in addition to the above symptoms. Pain in the vulva area isreferred to as vulvodynia.In up to 5% of women, yeast vulvovaginitis may cause a recurrent problem. A recurrent yeastinfection occurs when a woman has four or more infections in one year that are not related toantibiotic use. Recurrent yeast infections may be related to an underlying medical condition andmay require more aggressive treatment.How are vaginal yeast infections and vulvitis diagnosed?Vaginal yeast infection is suggested when a cheesy white discharge is noted over the walls of thevagina, but the symptoms of vaginal yeast infection are nonspecific and may be a result of otherconditions. To firmly establish the diagnosis and to rule out any other causes of the symptoms,your doctor may take a specimen scraped from the affected area for microscopic analysis or forculture in the laboratory. Identification of yeast under a microscope, when possible, is the leastexpensive and most rapid and accurate way to establish the diagnosis.Still looking for information on a male yeast infection? Check out BestYeastInfectionRemedy.com -a website specializing in yeast infection information!Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Nancy_Batson
  3. 3. ==== ====For more information please go to:www.Aquuaa.com/womens_health.html==== ====