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Understanding Vaginal Yeast Infections -- Symptoms

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What Are the Symptoms of a Vaginal Yeast Infection?

Symptoms of vaginal yeast infections include:

  • Pain, sometimes with urination
  • Itching, irritation in vulvar region
  • Vaginal discharge that may be white and curd-like or watery
  • Painful intercourse

Sometimes symptoms of allergic vulvitis or chemical irritation mimic those of a vaginal yeast infection, but the treatment is different.

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Reviewed by Trina Pagano, MD on March 14, 2015
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