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11 Symptoms of Yeast Infections

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When discussing women’s health, one of the most common problems that come up is the yeast infection. The name of this condition tells you a little about what is occurring with the body and the infection is, for the most part, affected by a small number of bacteria. The yeast in the yeast infection is due to a fungus invading the vaginal walls. It is normal to have yeast in the vagina in small numbers, but once they begin to grow and multiply, the infection takes over and causes illness. This condition can be rather unpleasant, but the good thing is the illness is generally not considered to be a serious problem. Listed below are 11 symptoms of a yeast infection.

1. Pain during Intercourse

Sexual intercourse is something that is needed for the overall wellness of couples. It helps to bring the two married individuals together; however, if you feel like it is painful, then you may want to take a closer look as to why this might be. Pain can occur at any time during sex, but if the pain is recurring, then there might be a problem. For females, pain in the vagina during intercourse (and it persists) could be related to a possible yeast infection. Yeast naturally live in the vagina, in small numbers, so when there is an infection, this has the potential to cause pain when it is touched, as in sex.

2. Rash

This one is for the men out there. Yes, your partner can give you a yeast infection so don’t think that you are immune. While it is not considered to be a sexually transmitted infection, a yeast infection that is given to a male counterpart can be irritating. The infection can spread to the genitals and cause a rash on the area, which is not very comfortable for the male. If you suspect that you have a rash on your genitals area and it is bothersome then consider having the area looked at by your doctor or dermatologist to see what the issue could be.

3. Pain While Voiding

It is normal to have zero pain when urinating. In fact, it should feel as effortless as possible. If you feel that you have pain while you void, it could mean that you potentially have a yeast infection. Yeast live in the vaginal wall area and when the yeast multiplies in numbers, an infection occurs. This can lead to discomfort when trying to void, especially if the infection has found its way into the urinary tract area. If you notice that you feel any discomfort while voiding, make sure you get checked out by your doctor. Treatment options are fairly easy and available for you.