Candida Question #27 Signs & Symptoms of Vaginal Yeast Infection

Okay, this is one I hear regularly from women who are concerned with a vaginal irritation. They’re not sure if they have bacterial vaginosis, genital herpes, or a vaginal infection, or even a sexually transmitted disease like Chlamydia.

What you’ll typically find with a vaginal yeast infection is a thick, white discharge or it could just be thinnish, but there’ll still be often a white discharge. There can be intense irritation and redness. There are many symptoms depending on how severe the condition is, but the common ones are the irritation, the itching, it can be an uncomfortable sensation, there can be burning going on with urination and also painful sex. So these are the common ones that you’ll find.

The most likely time you’ll find vaginal irritations having to do with a yeast infection, in my opinion, will be three to four days before the menstrual period. That’s often when they’ll be highlighted or they’ll be worse. Some women also complain of an increase in symptoms after specific foods or alcohol. Generally, there could be a bit of a musty sort of an odor, nowhere near as severe as bacterial vaginosis, which has a fishy brine-like odor and a watery thin dark discharge. So, you won’t really get that with the vaginal infection.

So I hope that answers your question, what are the typical symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection?

Thanks for your question.

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