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Urge to urinate frequently, burning, constant allergies and phlegm, fatigue. Diagnosed IBS. Is it candida ?

I think I may have candida but how would I find out for sure? My symptoms 1st started several years ago after unprotected sex, feelings like needing to urinate and some burning. I was treated with heavy doses of anti biotics. Since then I have had problems with constipation and not being able to empty the bowel properly. I have had a colonoscopy which diagnosed me with IBS but I had zero problems with this prior to my encounter. I recently started taking probiotics and they seem to be helping somewhat. Some of my other symptoms include constant allergies and phlem, fatigue while working out for short periods of time (20 minutes) and getting sick more frequently. I workout frequently and in good health. Any ideas? Thank you
Asked On : Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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Hello and welcome to HCM

I understand you have two problems which need to be addressed.
First is the problem of frequent urinationa and burning urination.
These are symptoms of urinary tract infection.
You need to get a routine urine examination and culture studies.
This will isolate the organism causing the infection.
In order to prevent further urinary tract infections, you should drink plenty of water, citrus fruits and maintain good hygiene. You should urinate after having intercourse.

Second problem that you have mentioned is that of Irritable Bowel Disesase (IBS).
IBS is a chronic disease.
Complete recovery requires perseverence of the patient.
1. You should avoid dairy products as this will differentiate whether the symptoms are due to lactose intolerance or IBD
2. Avoid fats and have plenty of carbohydrates and grains
3. Drink plenty of water and fluids
4. Have lot of fibres in your diet
5. Have small and frequent meals
6. Avoid legumes and meat as it can increase bloating.

Follow this regime and see if you find any difference in your symptoms.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P wahal
Answered: Sun, 4 Nov 2012
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