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Candida Yeast Infection » Personal Assessment

By NMD.

This test can assit you, and your physician, in deciding if any health problems are yeast connected.

Women scores can be higher, as seven questionnaire items apply exclusively to women, and only two apply exclusively to men.


Have you taken tetracyline (Sumycin, Panmycin, Vibramycin, Minocin, etc.) or other antibiotic for acne for 1 month or longer? 50

Have you ever taken other "broad spectrum" antibiotics for urinary, respiratory or other infections for 2 months or longer, or in shorter courses 4 or more times in a 1 year period? 50

Have you ever taken a "broad spectrum" antibiotic drug – even for one period? 6

Have you ever been bothered by persistent prostatitis, vaginitis, or other problems that affect your reproductive organs? 25

Have you ever been pregnant – 2 or more times? 5

- 1 time? 3

Have you taken birth control pills for - more than 2 years? 15

- 6 months to 2 years? 8

Have you taken prednisone, Decadron or other cortisone type drugs for more than 2 weeks? 15

- 2 weeks or less? 6

Does exposure to perfumes, insecticides, fabric shop odors or other chemicals provoke

- Moderate to severe symptoms 20

- Mild symptoms? 5

Are symptoms worse on damp, muggy days or in moldy places? 20

Have you had athlete’s foot, ring worm, "jock itch" or other chronic fungous infections of the skin or nails?

-Moderate to severe symptoms? 20

- Mild to moderate symptoms? 10

Do you crave sugar? 10

Do you crave breads or other foods high in carbohydrates? 10

Do you crave alcoholic beverages? 10

Does tobacco smoke really bother you? 10

For each symptom, select a number:

    3 Occasional, mild

    6 Frequent, moderately severe

    9 Severe, disabling



Fatigue or lethargy 3
6
9

Feeling drained 3
6
9

Poor Memory 3
6
9

Feeling spacey 3
6
9

Depression 3
6
9

Numbness, burning or tingling 3
6
9

Insomnia 3
6
9

Muscle aches 3
6
9

Muscle weakness or paralysis 3
6
9

Joint pain or swelling 3
6
9

Abdominal pain 3
6
9

Constipation 3
6
9

Diarrhea 3
6
9

Bloating, belching, or intestinal gas 3
6
9

Vaginal burning, itching or discharge 3
6
9

Prostatitis 3
6
9

Impotence 3
6
9

Loss of reproductive desire 3
6
9

Endometriosis or infertility 3
6
9

Cramps and/or other menstrual irregularities 3
6
9

Premenstrual tension 3
6
9

Attacks of anxiety or crying 3
6
9

Cold hands or feet and/or chilliness 3
6
9

Shaking or irritable when hungry 3
6
9

Drowsiness 3
6
9

Irritability or jitteryness 3
6
9

Incoordination 3
6
9

Inability to concentrate 3
6
9

Frequent mood swings 3
6
9

Headache 3
6
9

Dizziness/loss of balance 3
6
9

Pressure above ears, feeling of head swelling, tingling 3
6
9

Tendency to bruise easily 3
6
9

Chronic rashes or itching 3
6
9

Psoriasis or recurrent hives 3
6
9

Indigestion or heartburn 3
6
9

Food sensitivity or intolerance 3
6
9

Mucus in stools 3
6
9

Hemorrhoids or rectal itching 3
6
9

Dry Mouth or throat 3
6
9

Rash or blisters in mouth 3
6
9

Bad breath 3
6
9

Foot, hair or body odor not relieved by washing 3
6
9

Nasal congestion, discharge or post nasal drip 3
6
9

Nasal itching 3
6
9

Sore or dry throat 3
6
9

Laryngitis, loss of voice 3
6
9

Cough or recurrent bronchitis 3
6
9

Pain or tightness in chest 3
6
9

Wheezing or shortness of breath 3
6
9

Urgency frequency, urgency or incontinence 3
6
9

Burning on urination 3
6
9

Spots in front of eyes or erratic vision 3
6
9

Burning or tearing of eyes 3
6
9

Recurrent infections or fluid in ears 3
6
9

Ear pain or deafness 3
6
9


Your total score can help you, and your health care provider, decide if your health problems are yeast connected. Women's scores will typically be higher.

180+Women almost certainly present.
140+ Men almost certainly present.
120+Women probably present.
90+Men probably present.
60+Women possibly present
40+Men possibly present.
60+Women less apt to cause health problems.
40+Men less apt to cause health problems.



Wendy Wells

Author Wendy Wells NMD, accredited naturopath physician in Arizona. Call and schedule a 15 minute phone consultation, at no cost.




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Updated: March 12 2018