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Why is it difficult to diagnose a candida yeast infection?

Eva B. Cwynar, MD
Internal Medicine
It is sometimes difficult to diagnose a candida yeast infection. While vaginal yeast infections are fairly easy to spot, overgrowth within the gastrointestinal tract is often unrecognized. It doesn't always present itself as bloat or diarrhea. When a patient comes in with symptoms such as fatigue and brain fog, the doctor doesn't immediately think of candida. But there are tests that your doctor can perform to measure the amount of candida in your system and detect elevated levels in your intestinal tract.
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