What are the symptoms of a yeast infection?

Extreme itching around your vagina is the most common symptom of a vaginal yeast infection, according to the Office on Women’s Health (OWH), an office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Other symptoms could include:

  • Burning vagina and vulva
  • Painful sex
  • Pain while urinating
  • Redness of the vagina and vulva
  • Soreness
  • Swelling of the vagina and vulva
  • Thick, white vaginal discharge that looks like cottage cheese but does not smell bad
  • Your symptoms could be anywhere from mild to severe and differ each time you have a vaginal yeast infection.
  • Talk to your health care provider for more information about symptoms of vaginal yeast infections.

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