Non-Vaginal Fungal/Yeast Infections

What Causes Non-Vaginal Fungal/Yeast Infection?

Non-vaginal fungal/yeast infection can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'worrying' to 'critical'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose non-vaginal fungal/yeast infection, we could:
  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "non-vaginal fungal/yeast infection" as a symptom.  Here are six possibilities:
  • Candida / Yeast
  • Lupus (SLE)
  • Immune System Imbalance
  • Low Progesterone
  • Progesterone Excess

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
African ethnicity
frequent rashes
history of candida
pre/menstrual depression
high cigarette smoke sensitivity
spacey/unreal feelings
bowel movement changes
sugar/sweet craving
frequent painful axillary nodes
fatigue after slight exertion
... and more than 100 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of non-vaginal fungal/yeast infection:
Cause Probability Status
Candida / Yeast 95% Confirm
HIV/AIDS 62% Possible
Low Progesterone 30% Unlikely
Progesterone Excess 2% Ruled out
Immune System Imbalance 0% Ruled out
Lupus (SLE) 0% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Immune System Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about non-vaginal fungal/yeast infections:
Have you had fungal or yeast infections anywhere other than the vagina?
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ Minor in the past only, now resolved
→ Major in the past only, now resolved
→ Current minor problem
→ Current major problem
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either past general fungal/yeast infections or general fungal/yeast infections, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
Lupus, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythromatosis)

Lupus patients are at an unusually high risk for contracting candida (yeast) infections.