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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.

Candida Question #5 What Is A Vaginal Yeast Infection? I Have Discharge Could This Be Vaginal Yeast Infection?

This person also wishes to remain anonymous. These are typical emails I get on a regular basis.

What is a vaginal yeast infection? I have a discharge. Could this be a vaginal yeast infection?

Well, in my book I explain in Chapter 5 in detail the difference between the different types of vaginal irritations and conditions that can affect that part of the female anatomy. That’s suffice it to say this area is a perfect breeding ground for a yeast infection. It is warm. It is moist. It is dark and it also has varying levels of secretions in there depending on the hormone level of the female at any given time.

So, it’s very common for females to have a yeast infection at some stage of their life, and most women, in fact, will at some time in their life have a yeast infection.

Generally, these are self-limiting and not a problem. It’s only when they become chronic and recurring that there is something further that needs looking into, and for this reason, I recommend that you have a proper diagnosis to establish whether you have bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection. In fact, BV or bacterial vaginosis is more common than yeast infection. It involves bacteria and not fungus and is a frothy, fish briny smell, whereas the vaginal Candida albicans will have a more cheesy discharge and have a moldy musky sort of smell.

So, if it’s chronic and recurring, do get yourself checked out and have a good look at my book because there is extensive information in Candida Crusher on how to overcome a chronic vaginal yeast infection.

Thank you.