The symptoms of a yeast infection depend on where it is located in the body. The chart below shows the most common symptoms of a yeast infection. But yours may be slightly different.
A vaginal yeast infection is a fungal infection that causes irritation, discharge and intense itchiness of the vagina and the vulva — the tissues at the vaginal opening. Also called vaginal candidiasis, vaginal yeast infection affects up to 3 out of 4 women at some point in their lifetimes. Many women experience at least two episodes.
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Sores ulcersblisters, pimples and lumps can form inside or nearby the vagina. These changes can occur with or without pain. This guide is intended to provide you with a better understanding of what may be causing your problem, if you have one of these changes. This guide is not intended to substitute for an in-office evaluation by your doctor.
Female genital sores are bumps and lesions in or around the vagina. Some sores may be itchy, painful, tender, or produce a discharge. And, some may not cause any symptoms.
See also Overview of Fungal Skin Infections. Candida yeast is a normal resident of the mouth, digestive tract, and vagina that usually causes no harm. Under certain conditions, however, Candida can overgrow on mucous membranes and moist areas of the skin.
Sores or blisters usually form from other skin conditions, such as a rashthat stem from the yeast infection. Yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of Candida. Candida is a family of yeast that occurs naturally within your body.
These symptoms can be caused by other conditions, such as infection. Your GP can examine you. They can refer you for tests or see a specialist if needed.
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Most women experience minor vaginal problems from time to time. These problems can be related to menstrual cycles, sex, infection, birth control methods, aging, medicines, or changes after pregnancy. A change in your normal vaginal discharge may be the first sign of a vaginal problem. Changes in urination, such as having to urinate more frequently or having a burning feeling when you urinate, also may be a symptom of a vaginal problem.