Besides a laboratory test, symptoms are a typical tool to confirm the presence of vaginal candidiasis. Vaginal candidiasis is one condition that presents uncomfortable symptoms in females whether it mild or severe. If you have vaginal candidiasis, you are likely to presents the following symptoms.

  1. Vaginal itching

Vaginal itching is a common bothersome symptom of vaginal candidiasis experience by females. Vaginal candidiasis creates an uncomfortable irritating sensation that creates an urge to scratch the vaginal. Though mostly mild it can get worse sometimes and if one continues to scratch, the vagina will be reddish and probably swollen.

  1. Abnormal vaginal discharge

Vaginal discharge is mostly considered normal, with its presence in the vaginal being defined as a symbol of a healthy vaginal. A normal vaginal discharge is clear with no or less accompanied odour. When there is the presence of vaginal candidiasis, the nature of the discharge changes. Vaginal candidiasis often presents a thick, white and curd-like (almost like cottage cheese) discharge. When you start experiencing such vaginal discharge, quickly see your healthcare provider for confirmation before you medicate.

  1. Pain during sexual intercourse

Pain during sex is a typical symptom of a female with severe or sometimes with mild candidiasis cases. This pain is usually experienced in their vagina or deeper in their pelvic. Aside the pain, the interference of the discharge also makes sex uncomfortable. It is medically advisable not to have sex when you recognize that you have vaginal candidiasis due to the uncomfortable pain and the chances of transferring to your partner.

  1. Pain or discomfort when urinating

Pain when urinating is a common symptom in females with vaginal candidiasis. It is mostly harmless but symptoms can continue to be uncomfortable if the candida increases. Pain when urinating is also a typical symptoms of urinary tract infection (UTI). It is therefore important to visit your healthcare provider to confirm the type of infection before you start treatment.

  1. Vaginal rash

Vaginal rash is a common symptom of vaginal candidiasis. These rashes are uncomfortable but are less dangerous. They are easily treatable. This can be worse and severe if the infection is left untreated. It is very important to see a doctor if you experience any vaginal rash.

  1. Redness and swollen of the vulva

Vaginal yeast infection can cause redness and swell of the vulva. Females with vaginal candidiasis normally experience these symptoms. These symptoms usually go away when the vaginal candidiasis is treated. You can speak to your health care provider if your experience any kind of redness and swell of the vulva.

This blog pro­vides infor­ma­tion about vaginal health and related sub­jects. The blog content and any linked materials herein are not intended to be, and should not be con­strued as a substitute for, med­ical or healthcare advice, diagnosis or treatment. Any reader or per­son with a med­ical con­cern should con­sult a healthcare provider. This blog is provided purely for informational purposes.

The article was written by Godfrey Yeboah Amoah and published at vagicarekonsult.com. Translation and voice note were done by Mrs. Nancy Boateng

Godfrey Yeboah Amoah
Godfrey Yeboah Amoah

Godfrey Yeboah Amoah is a reproductive health and rights activist and the founder of Vagicare Konsult. A medical Laboratory scientist by profession and specialty in population and health, Godfrey combines his professional knowledge, experience and specialty to educate females on quality reproductive health practices

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