I came across this long thread after needing to “re-educate” myself on Candida and the pain I get after I have a yeast infection on my penis. Yep very embarrassing, but real, and I seem to be prone to recurring infections even if my girlfriend does not have a yeast infection herself. Clotrimazole 2% clears up the infection and usually all is fine unless I get a resurgence of my Prostatitis which happens when the yeast infection is worse than normal. Like most men on this thread I suffered for a long time going to different doctors and dozens of tests to finally be told that I have Prostatitis. The last Doc’s solution was a long course of Antibiotic but I changed my diet and basically let me body clear it out on its own.
I was pain free for years until just a few weeks ago when it flared up bad after I got another yeast infection. So this time I thought about trying Diflucan to rid my body of the infection (yeast infection on my penis is gone now) but the Doc says I am too healthy to possibly have Candida running rampant in my gut or Prostate. Of course urine analysis is clean. Doc was also quite skeptical when I mentioned Candida in my Prostate.
Does anyone know if a blood test will show a Candida infection?