Vaginal yeast infections, also known as candidiasis, are a common female condition. Yeast infections are caused by the fungus Candida. This fungus is associated with intense itching, swelling, and irritation. Frequent symptoms include:
• large or small amounts of vaginal discharge, often whitish gray and thick (although there are also times the discharge can be watery)
• pain during sex
HOW IS VAGINAL YEAST INFECTION DIAGNOSED?
A gynecologist after a physical examination performs the following supportive tests:
1. Pelvic Exam
2. Test a sample of vaginal secretions
HOW IS VAGINAL YEAST INFECTION TREATED?
The treatment of Vaginal Yeast Infection depends upon the severity of the disease and in most of the cases, the doctor prescribes antifungal cream, ointment, tablet or suppository.
DID YOU KNOW?
Yeast infections are very common and affect up to 75% of women at some point in their lifetime. The main symptom of a vaginal yeast infection is itching, but burning, discharge, and pain with urination or intercourse can also occur.