Vaginal Yeast Infections
The symptoms of vaginal yeast infection include:
- Vaginal itching that is often severe.
- Vaginal discharge that is usually white, thick, clumpy, and odorless.
- Red, irritated skin around the opening to the vagina (labia).
- Pain while urinating when urine touches irritated skin.
- Pain in the vagina during sexual intercourse.
Symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection are more likely to occur during the week before a menstrual period.
There are Reference other conditions with similar symptoms, such as Reference bacterial vaginosis Opens New Window or a Reference sexually transmitted infection (STI) Opens New Window. Itching and redness of the Reference vulva Opens New Window can also be caused by a reaction to vaginal products such as soap, bath oils, spermicidal jelly, or douches. If you are unfamiliar with your symptoms, see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference November 5, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Deborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology