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Vaginal yeast infections are very common. Nearly 75 percent of all women have experienced at least one yeast infection.
A yeast infection is an overgrowth of Candida yeast. This type of yeast is normally present in the vagina. However, when too much Candida is present, uncomfortable symptoms can occur.
Talk with your doctor for an appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Dignity Health has three exceptional facilities in the Arizona area fully dedicated to women’s health services, including treating infections:
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Signs and symptoms of a yeast infection are:
A number of factors can trigger yeast overgrowth and a yeast infection:
If you have never been diagnosed with a yeast infection, it’s important to see your doctor if you think you might have one. Many vaginal infections have similar symptoms, and an appropriate diagnosis is key to effective treatment.
Treatment and prevention options are focused on restoring a normal vaginal environment. Treatment options for yeast infection include:
Additional strategies that can treat and prevent yeast infection include:
With appropriate treatment, most yeast infections go away in a few days.
Dignity Health provides complete women’s health services, including treatment for yeast infection, in Arizona.