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Symptoms of Vaginal Yeast Infection

Vaginal yeast infection is a disease that is common in women,but many people don’t know what vaginal yeast infection is and how they could know they are suffering yeast infection.According to incomplete statistics,yeast infections are so common that every 3 out of 4 of women will have one in their lifetime. Half of all women have more than one infection in their lifetime.What’s more,Vaginal yeast infection is common among women of childbearing age but can occur in women of any age.So what is vaginal yeast infection and how do you know you are getting this disease?Please read the following details.


What is vaginal yeast infection?
Vaginal yeast infections are caused by a fungus called Candida albicans. Yeast are tiny organisms that normally live in small numbers on the skin and inside the vagina. The acidic environment of the vagina helps keep yeast from growing. If the vagina becomes less acidic, too many yeast can grow and cause a vaginal infection.


The symptoms of vaginal yeast infection
Yeast infections can be very uncomfortable, but are usually not serious. Symptoms include the following:
- Itching and burning in the vagina and around the vulva (the skin that surrounds your vagina)
- A white vaginal discharge that may look like cottage cheese
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Swelling of the vulva
Although symptoms are bothersome and can cause severe discomfort, yeast infections rarely lead to serious health problems.

If you have symptoms of vaginal yeast infection,your doctor will probably want to talk to you about your symptoms and examine you to make sure a yeast infection is the cause.

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