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.
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