Can An Endoscopy Pick Up Candida?
Posted 30 November 2010 - 08:12 PM
Posted 30 November 2010 - 08:49 PM
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Posted 01 December 2010 - 07:51 AM
Does anyone know if endoscopy biopsies can detect intestinal candida? I had my scope done this morning, but with so much going on, forgot to ask the doc about it. I've heard candida symptoms can mimic celiac.
My candida was diagnosed by DNA Microbial stool test from Metametrix Labs. Most traditional docs don't even consider candida, much less look for signs of that fungus on a biopsy. I suspect you will need a stool test for an accurate diagnosis of candida or any intestinal fungus, bacteria or parasite. I've been diagnosed by stool tests and successfully treated for 8 different gut bugs during the past 4 years.
Gluten, dairy, soy, egg, cane sugar, vanilla and nutmeg free. Enterolab diagnosed gluten/casein intolerant 7/04; soy intolerant 8/07. ELISA test diagnosed egg/cane sugar IgG allergies 8/06; vanilla/nutmeg 8/06. 2006-10 diagnosed by DNA Microbial stool tests and successfully treated: Klebsiella, Enterobacter Cloaecae, Cryptosporidia, Candida, C-diff, Achromobacter, H. Pylori and Dientamoeba Fragilis. 6/10 Heidelberg capsule test diagnosed hypochloridia. Vitamin D deficiency, hypothyroiditis, hypochloridia and low white blood cells caused vulnerability to infections. I now take Betaine HCl, probiotics, Vitamin D and T3 thyroid supplement to maintain immunity.
Posted 01 December 2010 - 02:50 PM
Posted 02 December 2010 - 04:27 PM
Posted 02 December 2010 - 11:08 PM
I did mention to my GI that I had had oral thrush for a while and she said something along the lines of "that's interesting, you can have candida lower down too which can cause symptoms like yours." She didn't actually comment on whether she would test for it or not though. I guess I'll just have to wait and see when I get the results back.
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