What are the signs of a vaginal yeast infection (vulvovaginal candidiasis)?

The most common symptom of a yeast infection is extreme itchiness in and around the vagina.

Other symptoms include:
  • Burning, redness, and swelling of the vagina and the vulva, pain when passing urine, pain during sex, soreness, a thick, white vaginal discharge that looks like cottage cheese and does not have a bad smell, and a rash on the vagina.
  • You may only have a few of these symptoms. They may be mild or severe.
This answer is based on source information from the National Women's Health Information Center.

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