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Itchiness means it's a yeast infection?

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I have vaginal itchiness, does that automatically mean it's a yeast infection?
asked Sep 4, 2013 in Diagnosis by Hanna

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While vaginal itchiness is definitely a tell-tale sign of the vaginal yeast infection, it doesn't necessarily mean you have one. As a matter of fact, tons of women who think they have a vaginal yeast infection turn out to actually have bacterial vaginosis (BV). Your best bet, especially if you've never had a yeast infection before, is to visit your doctor for a quick swab test to determine the actual cause.

By the way, many women assume that they do not have a yeast infection if they do not have vaginal discharge. This isn't true either. Many women with a chronic overgrowth end up feeling itchy and sore but never have any discharge at all.

answered Sep 5, 2013 by AdrianDole Trusted Candida Expert (8,120 points)
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