Re: intestinal yeast infection?
Hi...you're not crazy. Yeast happens naturally in the gut. It might be that you have IBS, or a bowel flora imbalance, or hemorrhoids, or a fissure, or the start of bowel disease.....
Sometimes stool can remain in the folds of the anus and cause irritation.
Yeast infections....can be ping-ponged through sexual intercourse, altough, I don't know how it would affect you anorectally.
You could try a few things to start: lower sugar intake, don't consume artificial sweeteners (diet drinks, gum, etc), start a good probiotic which will help get your digestive tract in balance, lower stress levels, increase fibre intake, make sure after a bm that you wash the area clean with either wipes or a hand shower..careful not to inflame the area. Apply hydrocortisone cream just
for a few days to reduce inflammation.
Have you taken antibiotics recently?
Have you taken a look down there to see if there's anything obvious happening? (squat over a mirror)
If it doesn't improve, for sure see a doctor...a gastroenterologist would be your best bet.
Probiotics are good bacteria which keep the digestive tract balanced keeping bad bacteria in check.
I hope this helps.
It's all a matter of perspective!