Symptoms Of Yeast Infections
If your lady is experiences itching, burning or pain in her vagina, she may be showing the symptoms of yeast infections. Yeast infection causes inflammation in the vagina. While yeast infection is not labeled as a sexually transmitted disease, it can be a sign of a more serious condition or early signs of a sexually transmitted disease. A clear way to really know what's going on in her body is for a doctor to diagnose her by running a lab test on the fluid and cells from the vagina.
- Vulvar and vaginal itching. One of the most common symptoms of yeast infections are itching and/or irritation at the entrance of the vagina. The discomfort may range from frequent episodes to severe itching. This discomfort may also spread to the anus.
- Vaginal burning. A woman may experience a burning sensation during sex or while urinating. It may go as far as swelling, burning, inflammation, redness and soreness.
- Vaginal discharge. Definitely a clear-cut symptom of yeast infection is when a woman has an odor-free, clear to white cottage cheese-looking discharge. There’s no need to be alarmed; it just needs to be treated.
- Painful urination. If a woman feels pain every time she urinates, this could be because the vulva is inflamed and the urine’s warmth causes discomfort. This also is one of the most common symptoms of yeast infections.
- Painful intercourse. The woman’s vulva is sore and inflamed, which causes her pain during intimacy. This symptom of yeast infection, however, could be a symptom of another issue with her body, so it’s best to have a doctor run tests just to be sure.
Your lady may self-medicate with over-the-counter medications, but that’s only recommended if she’s had a yeast infection before and hasn’t had sexual activity with any new partners. If, however, this is the first time she shows symptoms of yeast infections, she's pregnant or has had frequent symptoms of yeast infections, she should seek medical attention.