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A yeast infection occurs when there is an overgrowth of Candida yeast, a naturally occurring yeast in the vagina. When there is an abnormal amount of this yeast, it can cause uncomfortable symptoms. Yeast infections are very common and affect about 75 percent of all women at least once in their lifetime.
For quick and trusted treatment for a yeast infection in the Sacramento region, Find a Doctor at Dignity Health. Using the latest treatment options, our skilled gynecologists are dedicated to providing exceptional care that’s close to home.
Gynecologic services are offered at all six of our Dignity Health Sacramento-area hospitals. Talk to your gynecologist about how we can best support your overall health and well-being, including through our Care Begins with Me program.
A number of factors can trigger yeast overgrowth and a yeast infection, including:
Symptoms of a yeast infection include:
If you’re experiencing uncomfortable symptoms but have never been diagnosed with a yeast infection by a health care professional, it’s important to see medical attention.
Our gynecologists throughout the Sacramento region focus on treatments that help restore a natural vaginal environment.
Your doctor may suggest the following treatments for a yeast infection:
With appropriate treatment, most yeast infections go away in a few days.
You can follow these tips to help prevent future yeast infections: