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Can it be Candida?

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I am gluten-free for about 4 months and i've got contaminated 3 times since then. My usual symptoms are abdomen and back pain, constipation and sometimes D, bloating and gas, random joint pain, random headaches, irritability, and few other but i think i cover the main ones and they last for about 5-7 days.

Few months ago i started to have very bad hemorrhoids and a red rash on that area (both were very very itchy), and urinary problems (need to urinate very often). I have been to a doctor and he gave me some creams for hemorrhoids and rash. The rash has disappeared (itches are better but i still have them) and hemorrhoids gave me a break but never went away completely (some days they are very bad, but usually they are manageable). In the mean time i made some tests for my urinary problem, no e-coli infection and no problematic result. My urologist gave me some pills with d-mannose extract and told me to drink lemonade everyday to help my bladder, and he wanted me to do a sperm test and in few weeks i will see him again with that result. That happened 1 month ago and i still have that need to go to urinate even after i urinate, that need never goes away, and in the morning i feel a pressure in my bladder location and i feel like if i'm not going to urinate my bladder will explode.

I searched on google about Candida, and i saw that i have lots of it's symptoms (urinary problems, rashes, itches, bloating, not be able to gain weight, abdominal pain, headaches, low energy levels). This could be from celiac, but i think there is more about it, cause my gluten usual symptoms are very rear, and i read about connection between celiac and candida.

Can this be the case? There are people how had the same problems? If so, what advice can you give me ?

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Feeling the need to void frequently and not feeling you have emptied the bladder completely when you do sounds like it could be a bladder infection. Is urination painful? Is their any blood in your urine? You say you "made some tests for my urinary problem" and "no ecoli infection" but has anyone checked your urine for other infections?

May we ask how old you are? Could some of this issue be from an enlarged prostate? Do you have difficulty in passing urine? Has there been any talk about a bladder scan?

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You can ask your urologist about ruling out interstitial cystitis or urinary tract infection, or your guy doc about prostate issues.

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Systemic candida is not as common as the internet leads you to believe.  Many AIDS patients struggle with Candida because their immune system is serious compromised.   Others usually have it localized like thrush (babies) or women, vaginally.  There have been UTI issues linked to candida.  Members report a link to celiac disease, but who knows if that is backed by scientific evidence.    In any case, three glutenings in four months is enough to keep your antibodies elevated and can wreak havoc in organs beyond your small intestine.  

Your doctors have given you some good advice.  I would suggest a strict gluten free diet.  Avoid all processed gluten-free foods (even the certified ones) as much as possible and NO EATING OUT!  Take reasonable risks once you are feeling well.  

If you really believe you have Candida, then systemic antifungals are usually prescribed but those have some serious side effects.  Consider cutting down on carbs and sugars too.  


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