Yeast Infections | Symptoms

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How do I know if I have a yeast infection?

Yeast infections can be very uncomfortable, but are usually not serious. Symptoms include the following:

  • Itching and burning in the vagina and around the vulva (the skin that surrounds your vagina)
  • A white vaginal discharge that may look like cottage cheese
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Swelling of the vulva

If you have symptoms of a yeast infection, your doctor will probably want to talk to you about your symptoms and examine you to make sure a yeast infection is the cause.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 09/00

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