What are the symptoms of yeast infections?

I looked up the symptoms and other things um and something that caught my eye was sti’s I haven’t had sex since July so I dont think its one of them but I don’t totally know what it could be. It doesnt burn when I pee just afterwards.

Answer #1

Symptoms of yeast infection include itching, burning, redness, and irritation of the vaginal area. Severe yeast infections may cause swelling of the vulva and in some cases women experience painful and/or frequent urination which is caused by inflammation of the urinary opening.

Excessive vaginal discharge which is thicker than normal, appears whiter and curd-like (almost like cottage cheese) will be apparent in women experiencing vaginal yeast infections. Sexual intercourse may be painful due to the inflammation and dryness of the vaginal discharge.

WHAT CAUSES A YEAST INFECTION? WHEN THE BALANCE OF A HEALTHY VAGINA IS TAMPERED WITH.A VAGINA HAS A BALANCE OF GOOD BACTERIA AND BAD BACTERIA TOGETHER THEY MAKE A HEALTHY VAGINA.WHEN THE BAD BACTERIA OVER POPULATES THE GOOD YOU MAY GET A YEAST INFECTION AND OTHER SERIOUS VAGINAL PROBLEMS.WHEN GOOD BACTERIA OVER POPULATES THE BAD YOU MAY CVAUSE A YEAST INFECTION ALSO. Yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of the normal fungi that lives in the vaginal area. The most common fungi is Canidida albicans. Overgrowth of Canidida is often a result of recent use of antibiotics, or by wearing clothing such as nylon or lycra that traps moisture and heat. Other factors that often contribute to yeast infections include pregnancy, obesity, PMS, multiple sclerosis, and diabetes.

Yeast infections are common among women infected by HIV and women who suffer from recurrent episodes of yeast infection should be tested for HIV infection. Other possible causes include the use of oral contraceptives, and consuming large amounts of sugars, starch, and yeasts.

If it’s Not a Yeast Infection, What Could it Be?

Bacterial vaginitis is a far more prevalent vaginal infection than yeast infection and is characterized by a foul odor which is not present in yeast infection. Untreated bacterial vaginitis can result in pelvic inflammatory disease and lead to future infertility. It is imperative that a woman who is self-treating what she thinks is a yeast infection be positive that her vaginal infection is actually caused by yeast and not some other infection or STD. Sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea and herpes can be mistaken for yeast infections because some of the symptoms are similar – there is discharge associated with gonorrhea, and herpes may often cause itching. Unless a woman is absolutely positive that her vaginal infection is yeast, she should seek the advice of her physician before self-treatment begins.


Recent antibiotic use, for example for a urinary tract infection. Wearing tight clothes, particularly non-cotton underwear or pants. Wearing moist clothing for extended periods, such as workout or swimwear. Having diabetes. Having leukemia or AIDS, both conditions that damage the immune system. Obesity. I HOPE THIS HELPS HEHEEE

Answer #2

Yeast infection is also called candida and it is possible that you can have one without having been sexually active. It isn’t really considered an STI, however you can get it through sex.

Therefore other causes are: -A weakened immune system, -Change in hormones (during puberty, pregnancy or when using birth control -ANTIBIOTICS (this is the MAIN cause why women get yeast infections. -Diabetes

The main symptom of a yeast infection is itching in your vaginal area.

Other symptoms include burning, soreness, pain during intercourse/urination and a white thick vaginal discharge (like cottage cheese) - which doesn’t smell.

Is the pain after peeing the only problem for you? If so then it could be a bladder infection. They are common this time of the year,because they are also caused by antibiotics and after the flu and other outbreaks women seem to get them.

I do advise you to go see a doctor.

Answer #3


Answer #4

Systoms may vary depending on the area affected. Infection of the vagina or vulva may cause severe itching, burning, soreness, irritation, and a whitish or whitish-gray cottage cheese-like discharge, often with a curd-like appearance.

Answer #5

the samething jade said and, Yeast is a fungus scientifically referred to as Candida. The specific type of fungus most commonly responsible for vaginitis is Candida albicans. Yeast is commonly present on normal human skin and in areas of moisture, such as the mouth and vagina. In fact, it is estimated that between 20%-50% of healthy women normally carry yeast in the vaginal area.but you should check with a doc just incase the earlier the better vaginal yeast infection can cause other serious conditions ,it doesnt hurt 2 be overly cautious get it checked out.

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