And there are doctors that still think that hormone imbalances in women are all in their head. This does not mean that all doctors feel this way nor that hormonal issues are not real.
I have posted a number of studies on these forums showing things such as irritable bowel syndrome being linked to low gut flora, which leads to higher Candida levels.
Same thing applies to vaginal yeast infections after Antibiotics . Mainstream medicine knows full well that this occurs from the Antibiotics killing off the acid forming vaginal flora that allows the Candida and other pathogens to take hold due to the shift to an alkaline environment.
As far as the UTI, yes fungal and viral infections of the urinary tract are rare, but not impossible. One of my biggest pet peeves with doctors is they are quick on the draw to prescribe Antibiotics without first doing a culture. This is really a form of malpractice, but unfortunately it is also a common practice. I have talked to so many people with sinus infections for example that were given antibiotics right off the bat. Not one of them ever received a culture first. This is a major problem since the majority of sinus infections are fungal, not bacterial. Antibiotics are designed primarily for bacteria and will make fungal infections worse.
But the doctors do not want to waste their time with running a culture. They make their money with the volume of patients they see so people are treated like cattle. Quick exam then out the door and off to the next one. So instead of actually taking the time to figure out what is likely wrong with the person they are going to take their best guess, give you a drug for it and shove you out the door so they can get to their next paying victim.