Candida spreads fast! (Part 1)
In May 2007 I decided to have my wisdom teeth extraction (2 of them). I wasn’t feeling any better, but I had been postponing this for a long time, and one of them, which was making its way out, had been infected on and off for the last few months (I wonder if this could have anything to do with being more prone to digestive infections at the moment – an integrative doctor I saw at the time told me it could be related!). Also, this was my last year in college, and the end of May and June were going to be hard work, so I just wanted the procedure out of the way.
So, I had the procedure, obviously it was followed by a course of strong antibiotics for a week or 10 days (I can’t remember exactly) and voilà, vaginal candida happened PLUS a cystitis . My doctor prescribed a wide spectrum antibiotic for the cystitis, and more candida came along. My vaginal candida began by not responding to regular antifungical ovuli, creams, and oral medication, because I probably already had intestinal candida by then (which was diagnosed months later via stool test).
I have to say, although my gynecologist diagnosed candida just by inspecting my vagina (it was probably pretty obvious, I felt like the inside was full of cuts (it hurt!); I was even bleeding a little from these, a part from experiencing terrible itchiness), the same day she diagnosed me, she sent a sample of vaginal swab for analysis, and the culture results came back negative!! I probably had 3-4 samples sent to labs during a period of 3 months, and they ALL came back negative. Apparently, it is not always easy to have positives for candida from vagina swabs, because candida, being fungi, doesn’t spread homogeneously, it grows similar to the form of a net; so you have to swab the exact place where candida mycelia/spores are strong to be able to get a positive. An ND specialized in chronic candida would explain me this some months later.
Candida albicans infection would be confirmed months later not only by stool test, but also by antibodies in blood.
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