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A 30-year-old female asked:

my vagina's been itching for a couple of days. now im on period and the itching goes off and on again.if it was candida, wouldnt the itching increase?

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Dr. Norman Solberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Not necessarily: Candida (yeast) infection is usually a matter of balance between the yeast and the body's defense mechanisms. If the yeast are winning, the itching gets worse. If the body is winning, the itching may disappear.

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Last updated Jun 6, 2018

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