Got that itchy feeling? Do you think you might have a yeast infection? Three out of four women will have a yeast infection at least once in their lifetime. It's a common condition. A yeast infection is an overgrowth of yeast in your vagina, leading to uncomfortable symptoms such as: itching and burning in and around your vagina burning sensation when urinating (peeing) vaginal pain or discomfort during sex vaginal discharge that may look like cottage cheese (it may also be thinner or absent) If you're wondering whether you've really got a yeast infection, see your doctor to be sure.
Are you at risk of a yeast infection? Since 75% of women will have at least one yeast infection in their lifetime, the answer is yes. Yeast infections are most common when a woman is in her 20s, 30s, and 40s. How do you get yeast infections? Since yeast naturally occurs on your body, you don't catch a yeast infection like you would catch a cold.
You might have a yeast infection if you notice: itching, burning, or swelling in and around your vagina pain or discomfort in your vagina during sex a burning feeling when urinating (peeing) vaginal discharge that often looks like cottage cheese (it may also be thinner or absent) But your symptoms can be misleading.