Symptoms of a Yeast Infection (Candidiasis)

symptoms of a yeast infectionIn this article we will explore the different symptoms of a yeast infection. Note, however, that every person is different. Not all people will have the same or all of the symptoms.

Your friend may have had a yeast infection and had different symptoms and signs than you. It all depends on the individual's body and reactions.

Also note that if you have never had a yeast infection before, you should consult with your doctor to make sure you get a correct diagnosis. A yeast infection could be confused with other infections and the last thing you want to do is treat the wrong condition.

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Symptoms of a Yeast Infection in Women

There are several common signs of a vaginal yeast infection:

  • Itching and Burning in the Genital Area - This is one of the most unpleasant signs of an infection. The vagina and vulva area itching/burning can sometimes get intense and painful.
  • Vaginal Discharge - A yeast infection is often accompanied by a vaginal discharge. The discharge is often white and clumpy and is often compared to ricotta or cottage cheese. However, discharges that are thin, runny, yellow or clear are not unheard of.
  • White Coating on the Vagina
  • Redness and Swelling of Vulvar Skin - The skin around the vulva can become irritated and may also become dry and flaky.
  • Burning Feeling During Urination
  • Pain During Intercourse - Enough said.

These are the most common and obvious yeast infection symptoms. If you have any of these symptoms, you will usually know it. It is not the most subtle of infections.

Symptoms of Yeast Infection in Men

Women are not the only ones that have to suffer from a yeast infection. Men can have yeast infections too.

Just like women, men should also see a doctor if this is the first time they think they have a yeast infection. It can be confused with other ailments, so go and get a professional opinion first.

A penile yeast infection is more common in uncircumcised men since the foreskin can give the fungus a moist place to grow. Male yeast infection symptoms are not unlike that of a female:

  • Irritation - The head of the penis can become red and irritated.
  • Itching on the Penis/Genital Area
  • Rash in the Penis/Gential Area
  • Burning Sensation During Urination

 

Can a yeast infection be passed between men and women?

I have read many different opinions on transmitting a yeast infection during sexual intercourse. Some of these come from reliable sources and some come from what appear to be unreliable sources. There is alot of junk out here on the internet (I'm sure I don't have to tell you that).

However, according to the Mayo Clinic (which I consider to be a reliable source) it is possible for a male to get a genital yeast infection if he has unprotected sex with a partner who has a yeast infection. While sexual transmission of yeast infections is uncommon, it is not at all impossible.

In fact, the UCLA Health System cites that approximately "12 - 15% of men will develop symptoms such as itching and rash on the penis following sexual contact with an infected partner". It is recommended that the partners do not have sexual contact until all the signs and symptoms of a yeast infection are gone.

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