Gynecologic Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about prevention and wellness for women.

What is a vaginal yeast infection?

A vaginal yeast infection is an infection of your vagina. It is caused by an overgrowth of the fungus Candida, according to the Office on Women’s Health (OWH), an office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Your vulva and the area around your vulva will itch and burn when you have a yeast infection.

Most women get at least one vaginal yeast infection some time in their life. Women and girls can get this type of infection at any age.

Talk to your health care provider for more information about vaginal yeast infections.

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Source: Rashmi Bolinjkar, MD, Upper Valley Womens Center; Jeremy Crouch, MD, Womens Health Specialists and Midwives of Dayton; Heather Hilkowitz, MD, Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology; Amanda Fox, CNP, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Kathryn Lorenz, MD, Hyatt Family Care; William Rush, MD, Lifestages Samaritan Centers for Women; Jerome Yaklic, MD, Wright State Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Amy Renshaw, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; J. Scott Bembry, Premier OB/GYN; L. William Rettig, III, MD,Lifestages Centers for Women; Elyse Weber, PA, Lifestages Centers for Women; Rhonda Washington, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Stacy Hudepohl, CNM, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Larry Holland, DO, Premier Womens Center

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