How To Know If You Have A Yeast Infection
If you have noticed your vaginal area is a little irritated or itchy or that you have a discharge, you may be wondering what is causing it. It is possible that you have a yeast infection. How do you know? Well to know for sure you are going to have to go to a doctor, but you may be able to do a little self-diagnosis with a look at some of the following symptoms.
Pain is one of the most common yeast infection symptoms that people notice and it can take a number of forms:
- Itching. Quite often those with vaginal yeast infections notice a lot of itching in the vaginal area.
- Burning. Sometimes itís not just itching. Sometimes it can seem to be a burning sensation that is brought on by Candida infections and can be very painful on a consistent basis.
- Sex. If you have sex and there is a painful or irritating feeling, it could be one of your Candida symptoms. Often the irritation caused by vaginal yeast infections can cause internal swelling and irritation that causes sex to be painful.
- Urination. Often there is internal swelling that can cause it to be painful to urinate that is caused by the inflammation from a yeast infection.
One thing you may notice is that you have an odor that is coming from your vagina. Sure, we all have scents and odors all of the time, but this will be a new one and different from what you are accustomed to. This is a sign that there may be something amiss and that you may have a vaginal yeast infection.
This is often a yeast infection symptom. This is usually a white or milky discharge from the vagina that signifies there is an infection.
A final thing you may notice is that the area around the vagina is red and irritated. There is sometimes swelling in this area as the yeast infection sets in and there may even be visible small red bumps, called vaginal yeast infection bumps, which can be painful.