Wondering what exactly are yeast infection symptoms? After you read this short article, you’ll be able to more precisely figure out whether you might heave yeast infection or not.
This article is only relevant if you are a woman, because the large majority of humans who tend to have this kind of infection are women.
Also, since there are many different kinds of vaginal infections, and many of them have similar symptoms, it’s impossible to “diagnose” yourself correctly just by reading an article on some website. However, it is still a good idea, because you will definitely have a clearer understanding of what condition you are dealing with.
The cause of a vaginal yeast infection is Candida albicans, or better: too much of it. In fact, it is quiet common to be present in the genital milieu of women, but only when there is too much of it do symptoms occur.
There is a high likelyhood that you will have to deal with this condition at least once in your life. Statistics show that 3 out of 4 women in the USA have a yeast infection one time or more often in their life. So it is nothing unusual, nothing to be ashamed of, but surely something that should be taken care of quickly and effectively.
Itching (& Maybe Burning)
This is the most common of all the yeast infection symptoms. An intensely itchy feeling in and around your vagina that might be (but not always) accompanied by a burning sensation.
Pain When Urinating Or During Sex
A burning or just generally painful sensation during urination and intercourse is also a common sign of yeast infection. Another common cause of painful urination is urinary tract infection. However, you can probably find out by yourself what the cause is, if you closely observe your sensations when urinating. Is it already painful when the urine is still moving on the inside of your body, or does the pain set in when the your urine reaches the irritated skin of your vulva? If it is painful already “deep inside” of you before the urine leaves your body, then that’s an indication that urinary tract infection is the cause of your pain – but if the pain only starts once the urine is nearly leaving, then it’s probably a vaginal yeast infection.
Red & Swollen Vulva
This does not always happen, but in many cases, your vulva might be red and swollen.
Thick Vaginal Discharge
Interestingly, only 20% of women affected by yeast infection experience this. The consistency can be a bit like cottage cheese, but it can also be waterish. The color might either be white or yellowish. The smell can be odor free or have a starchy smell to it.
You Can Be Sure That You Do NOT Have A Yeast Infection If…
… if one of the symptoms is fever or pelvic pain. However, that is not necessarily good news – something more serious might be going on, and you should quickly get checked by a medical doctor.
The most common treatments are vaginal creams or pills, but we do recommend using a natural, homeopathic treatment instead.