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A yeast infection occurs when too much Candida yeast is found in the vagina. Although this yeast is a normal part of the vaginal environment, too much of it can cause uncomfortable symptoms. Yeast infections are extremely common. Nearly three out of four women have had at least one.
At Dignity Health, our gynecologists are dedicated to providing healing, quality care. Find a Doctor who treats yeast infection in the Bay Area at one of our nearby locations.
Yeast infections can be caused by:
Yeast infections can cause:
Although yeast infections are a common nuisance, it’s important to be diagnosed by a medical professional. Other vaginal infections share symptoms with yeast infections, so a proper diagnosis is needed for effective treatment.
Treatment options for yeast infections commonly recommended by Dignity Health doctors include:
You can help prevent yeast infections by:
Most yeast infections go away in a few days with appropriate treatment. Talk to a Dignity Health doctor if you have persistent or recurring yeast infections.