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Yeast Infections: Common Causes And When To See A Doctor

Find answers to commonly asked questions about Yeast Infections

What is a yeast infection?

A vaginal yeast infection is a fungal infection. It causes irritation, discharge and a lot of itchiness of the vagina and vulva. It is also referred to as vaginal candidiasis.

Yeast Infection Facts – 

A yeast infection is more common in women who have gone through puberty.

 There can be various reasons for the development of yeast infections and determining the exact cause is essential to obtain proper treatment and consult a doctor.

  • Yeast infections are very common

  • The main symptom is itching, burning, discharge and pain when urinating or during intercourse

  • Most yeast infections are caused by Candida albicans

  • Most yeast infections are not transferred via sexual intercourse

  • Most yeast infections are not contagious

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Frequently asked questions

Is it sexually transmitted?


TIt is not considered a sexually transmitted disease as it is not transferred from person to person.




How do you get a yeast infection?


It is usually caused by a type of yeast called candida. When the vaginal chemistry is thrown off balance, the normal yeast that live in your vagina can grow too much and this leads to infection.

A yeast infection is more common in women who have gone through puberty.

There can be various reasons for the development of yeast infections and determining the exact cause is essential to obtain proper treatment and consult a doctor.





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