Having a yeast infection is very common among women, and the causes and symptoms are different. Not all vaginal infections are transmitted sexually, not all symptoms and sometimes can present some symptoms without any infection. Learn to identify when something different happens in your vagina, read our guide to common symptoms.
You can have a vaginal infection if …
1. Shows bad-smelling discharge.
2. Feel burning during urination.
3. Feel itching around the vagina (vulva).
4. Feel pain or discomfort while having sex, vagina, womb or vulva.
Depending on the time of the menstrual cycle in which you find yourself, it is normal for your vagina actual discharge should be clear or slightly white, not cause pain and should not have an odor. The bulk flow and abundance change if you’re in the middle, beginning or end of your cycle (remember that day one is the first day of bleeding, half is around day 14, when you are most fertile, and the end is about day 28, before you go back down).
Types infection and its symptoms
The six most common types of vaginal infections and their symptoms are:
Candidiasis (usually not transmitted through sexual) thick, white cottage cheese consistency, vagina and vulva swelling, itching and redness.
Bacterial infection (infection is the most common class of women of reproductive age, not sexually transmitted, 50% of women who have no symptoms) or colorless white discharge, fishy and increases after sex sex, potty pain, itching and pain in the vagina.
Trichomoniasis: (yes is sexually transmitted) or greenish yellow discharge, with very bad odor, itching and soreness of the vagina and vulva, burning urination and pain in the lower abdomen or vagina during sex.
Chlamydia : (yes sexually transmitted, is most common in women between 18 and 35 years old) light bleeding, especially after intercourse, pain in the abdomen and pelvis.
Viral infection: either by herpes (lesions or sores) or the human papilloma virus (warts).
Noninfectious vaginitis: itching, burning and even abnormal flow without infection. The most common cause is an allergic reaction to a spray or substance that has come into contact with the vagina.
Know and observe your body daily. Consult your doctor regarding present the first symptom of vaginal infection.