Yeast infection - vagina; Vaginal candidiasis; Monilial vaginitis
Abnormal vaginal discharge
- Ranges from a slightly watery, white discharge to a thick, white, chunky discharge (like cottage cheese)
Pain with intercourse Painful urination
- Redness and swelling of the vulva
Vaginal and labial itching, burning
Signs and tests
A pelvic examination will be done. It may show swelling (inflammation) of the skin of the
A small amount of the
Sometimes, a culture is taken when the infection does not improve with treatment or comes back many times.
Your doctor may also choose to do tests to find other causes of your symptoms.
Review Date: 11/01/2009
Reviewed By: Linda Vorvick, MD, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, WA; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.