Can you get a yeast infection in the anus or rectum?

January 12th, 2011 by Emily

Question: Can you get a yeast infection in the anus or rectum?
I am kind of wondering about something. I went to have my rectum checked for hemorrhoids and my physician stated she did not find any. However, my anus is swollen. Is it doable that my rectum could have a yeast infection? Can there be an overgrowth of candida in my rectum and anus? Just wondering.

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yes.

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3 Comments on “Can you get a yeast infection in the anus or rectum?”

  1. Pegasus90 says:

    Yes. Candida lives in our intestines and thus, when overgrown, may travel. Yeast infections do cause itching, and may cause inflammation, too. Start eating yogurt – plain, no fruit, regularly – like one a day for about 2 weeks. If the itching persists, check out http://www.hufa.org, the yeast link and the library link, for info and books respectively, that may help.

  2. d says:

    Yes, it is possible but a swab of the area would give you a definite answer. This is important as dermatitis and other skin conditions can also give similar symptoms. Also if it is thrush/yeast/candida you need to look for a reason why you have it – recent antibiotic use/ recent corticosteroid use/ diabetes/ excessive sweating etc

  3. Lisa S says:

    yes its possible…

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