What are the symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection?

Symptoms of vaginal yeast infections in women may be mild or very uncomfortable. These may be similar to symptoms of other kinds of vaginal infections, and may include

  • Itching, burning, and irritation of the vagina
  • Itching, redness and irritation of the vulva
  • Painful urination and/or intercourse
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge, usually described as looking like cottage cheese
  • Make an appointment with your doctor if you suspect you have a vaginal yeast infection and have never been diagnosed before.