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What are characteristics of a yeast infection?

A healthy vagina has bacteria and some yeast cells. But when the balance of bacteria and yeast changes, the yeast cells can multiply. This causes yeast fungal) infection.

Yeast infection symptoms include:

  • Itching in the vaginal area and around the vulva (the opening of the vagina)
  • Vaginal discharge (whitish-gray, thick, and a consistency similar to cottage cheese)
  • Vaginal pain and soreness
  • Vaginal rash

The color of discharge you have described as white/cream color can be due to yeast infection.

For confirmation,you can take a home test:

http://www.monistat.com/vaginal-health-products/complete-care/vaginal-health-test

You need to make an appointment with your doctor if the test comes out to be positive to get prescription of treatment accordingly.

 

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What are characteristics of a yeast infection? Would it have an order or consistency? And would it be constant?
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Do you have any vaginal discharge?

Is there any vaginal odor or itching there?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago

I am pregnant and sometimes have some clear discharge or when I get warmer/work out it gets to a thicker consistency and has a more white/cream color. It does not smell foul but has an odor.

A healthy vagina has bacteria and some yeast cells. But when the balance of bacteria and yeast changes, the yeast cells can multiply. This causes yeast fungal) infection.

Yeast infection symptoms include:

  • Itching in the vaginal area and around the vulva (the opening of the vagina)
  • Vaginal discharge (whitish-gray, thick, and a consistency similar to cottage cheese)
  • Vaginal pain and soreness
  • Vaginal rash

The color of discharge you have described as white/cream color can be due to yeast infection.

For confirmation,you can take a home test:

http://www.monistat.com/vaginal-health-products/complete-care/vaginal-health-test

You need to make an appointment with your doctor if the test comes out to be positive to get prescription of treatment accordingly.

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