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Learn more about the condition and how we can help treat it:
A vaginal yeast infection is a very common fungal infection that can affect as many as 3 out of 4 women. The yeast (fungus) responsible for this is called Candida Albicans.
The infection occurs when hormonal changes, medication, or immune system issues allow the Candida Albicans to grow excessively.
Vaginal yeast infection is also known as
During a test for vaginal yeast infection, a small sample of your vaginal discharge is examined for the presence of fungal culture.
While it’s not a prerequisite for scheduling a vaginal yeast infection consultation online, we urge you to get tested beforehand.
This will allow us to design the most effective treatment plan for you.
Symptoms of Vaginal Yeast Infection
The symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection vary in severity and include:
Irritation and itching in the vagina and the vulva (the outer part of female genitalia)
Burning, redness, and swelling of the vulva
Pain or discomfort during urination and intercourse
Vaginal pain, rashes, and soreness
Watery, abnormal vaginal discharge
Thick, odorless discharge that’s white in color and resembles cottage cheese
In your online consultation for vaginal yeast infection, your infection may be categorized as complicated if:
You find sores, tears, and cracks in the vaginal walls
Your other symptoms are extremely intense and painful
You have recurring yeast infections (four or more in a year)
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Like other areas of the body — such as the mouth and the gut — the vagina also has a complex ecosystem of bacteria that keep it healthy.
When the production of these bacteria is imbalanced or uncontrolled, it can cause a condition known as bacterial vaginitis. Bacterial vaginitis (BV) often causes itching, pain, and abnormal discharge.
There are the most commonly occurring types of BV:
Bacterial vaginosis: it occurs due to a lack of healthy bacteria and extensive growth of other microorganisms.
Trichomoniasis: it’s a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a single-celled parasite called Trichomonas Vaginalis. This parasite enters your body during sexual intercourse with an infected person.