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Candida Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Candida. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you had Candida infection?

    Why: to establish if acute or chronic.

  2. What parts of the body are affected?

    Why: e.g. mouth, body folds, baby napkin area, vagina, penis, nails.

  3. If nails are affected, do you continually immerse your hands in water?

    Why: e.g. housewives, mothers of young children, health care workers, bartenders and florists are at increased risk of nail candidiasis.

  4. Age of patient?

    Why: e.g. polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 1 becomes evident shortly after birth with extensive skin and oral Candida infections; Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) usually presents in the first few weeks of life with failure to thrive and multiple severe infections.

  5. Past medical history?

    Why: e.g. diabetes, obesity, AIDS, Sjogren's syndrome, Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, polyendocrine deficiency syndrome type 1, bone marrow transplant can predispose to Candida infections.

  6. Medications?

    Why: e.g. corticosteroids, cancer cytotoxic drugs, antibiotics, oral contraceptives can predispose to Candida infections.

  7. Sexual history?

    Why: may help determine risk of HIV infection.

  8. Symptoms of vaginal candidiasis?

    Why: onset often abrupt, usually the week before the menstruation and symptoms may recur before each menstruation. Itch, vaginal discharge, vaginal soreness, vulvar burning, painful intercourse, stinging of the urine.

  9. Symptoms of cutaneous skin fold candidiasis?

    Why: e.g. red rash with small pus-filled lesions at the periphery. May involve skin under breasts, axillae and groin and between the buttocks.

  10. Symptoms of diaper candidiasis?

    Why: e.g. red rash with small pus- filled or red spot like lesions, may be weeping, scaling at edge of rash, irritability, discomfort with urination, defecation and changing diaper.

  11. Symptoms of nail candidiasis?

    Why: e.g. intermittent painful swelling of nail folds, infection may eventually have pus-like discharge. Nails may be ridged, deformed in shape, discolored and may lift up from the nail bed.

  12. Symptoms of oral candidiasis?

    Why: e.g. burning mouth, reduced taste sensation, white spots on tongue and inside mouth, discomfort with swallowing.

  13. Symptoms of Diabetes?

    Why: e.g. frequency of urination, excessive thirst, weight loss, fatigue, increased infections.

  14. Symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome?

    Why: e.g. dry eyes, mouth, skin and vagina.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Candida:

The following list of conditions have 'Candida' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Candida:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Candida' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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