Vaginal candidiasis is a type of yeast infection in the vagina that is caused by the Candida fungus. Vaginal yeast infections are common in women, but yeast infections may also affect the mouth, gut, penis, anus, and other parts of the body. Vaginal yeast infections are also known as candidiasis or vaginal thrush. The yeast, Candida Albicans, is the most common cause of vaginal candidiasis. Yeasts are a type of fungus.
Last Updated: July 22, References Approved. This article was medically reviewed by Lacy Windham, MD. There are 26 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed 1,, times. Vaginal discharge is a common symptom in women and is most often completely normal and a sign that the vagina is functioning properly.
Vaginal Yeast Infections : Causes, Pictures, Symptoms and Treatment
Ever felt itching, irritation or discomfort in your private parts? You may have vaginal yeast infections. No woman really talks about it. But, many women tend to experience the particular issue several times in their life. Are you one of them?
One of the main characteristic of a vaginal yeast infection is the lack of odor or yeast infection smell. This may be a key difference between a vaginal yeast infection to other vaginal infections such as a bacterial infection. On the other hand, lack of odor or presence of odor is not enough to confirm or rule out a vaginal yeast infection. Here is a quick summary of the main characteristics of a vaginal yeast infection:. If you have a fishy smell or fishy odor, you may have a bacterial infection.