Rectal yeast infection is caused by the same fungi infection that causes vaginal candidiasis. It is more difficult to diagnose yourself than vaginal infection. Only a doctor can tell you for sure if you suffer from candida of the rectum and not other kind of digestive disease.
There is a close relation between anal yeast infection and oral thrush. How our digestive organ starts from the mouth and ends with the rectum this is quite normal to be close related each other.
Rectal yeast infection is caused when the normal yeast bacteria transform itself due to favorable conditions to a fungus condition. The result is a systemic yeast and one of the effect could be anal candida. It is very important to understand this process of developing yeast-like fungus as it is important for you to choose the right treatment. Otherwise you will just treat the symptoms not the root cause of your Candida Albicans and you will develop further recurrence of yeast fungus.
The symptoms of candida of the rectum include itchiness and burning. Usually you will notice thrush also and a pain in the mouth. Other symptoms may not necessarily be caused by yeast, but they are in close relation: depression, mood swings, sweets cravings and carbohydrates, joint aches, etc. These are specific for a systemic condition of candida.
To treat anal yeast infection you need to kill the yeast fungus. This can be done by a total holistic approach and alternative remedies for candida work very well to help you get better. I do not imply that the orthodox anti-fungal creams do not work, it is just that you have to do a bigger effort in achieving your goal. Also following an anti-candida diet will get you yeast free and a better skin and hair and slimmer figure.