Taking a yeast infection test will help you verify whether or not you have a yeast infection. You can visit your doctor in order to have a clinical test completed or simply use your own knowledge to check yourself for yeast infection.
When you go the doctor, you will first sit down with the doctor and discuss your symptoms. There is always a chance that he or she will determine that something else is wrong. If they do believe you have yeast infection, they will attract a simple clinical test. First they will take a small sample from the affected area, and then they will view it under a microscope. If there are a lots of yeast cells, they will then prescribe medication for you.
The symptoms of Candidiasis are many and they can mirror many other illnesses. Thus, you should confirm with your doctor to make sure that your problem is really Candidiasis.
Are Your Health Problems Yeast Connected?
If your answer is "yes" to any question, circle the number in the right hand column. When you've completed the questionnaire, add up the points. Your score will help you determine the possibility (or probability) that your health problems are yeast related.
|1. Have you taken repeated or prolonged courses of antibacterial drugs?|| |
|2. Have you been bothered by recurrent vaginal, prostate or urinary tract infections?|| |
|3. Do you feel "sick all over," yet the cause hasn't been found?|| |
|4. Are you bothered by hormone disturbances, including PMS, menstrual irregularities, sexual dysfunction, sugar craving, low body temperature or fatigue?|| |
|5. Are you unusually sensitive to tobacco smoke, perfumes, colognes and other chemical odors?|| |
|6. Are you bothered by memory or concentration problems? Do you sometimes feel "spaced out"?|| |
|7. Have you taken prolonged courses of prednisone or other steroids; or have you taken "the pill" for more than 3 years?|| |
|8. Do some foods disagree with you or trigger your symptoms?|| |
|9. Do you suffer with constipation, diarrhea, bloating or abdominal pain?|| |
|10. Does your skin itch, tingle or burn; or is it unusually dry; or are you bothered by rashes?|| |
Scoring for men: If your score is 7 or more, your health problems are probably yeast-connected. If your score is 10 or more, your health problems are almost certainly yeast-connected.