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Is yeast infection painful?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Symptoms include..

Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection.
You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication if you have these symptoms. Pain is not typically a symptom of a yeast infection, and should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis.

In brief: Symptoms include..

Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection.
You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication if you have these symptoms. Pain is not typically a symptom of a yeast infection, and should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Martin Wodi
Agreed. Pain may occur if there is excoriation from scratching to alleviate the itching.
Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not typical

Most common symptoms of yeast infection in women: itching/ white discharge.
Can cause pain/ burning with urination or sexual activity.

In brief: Not typical

Most common symptoms of yeast infection in women: itching/ white discharge.
Can cause pain/ burning with urination or sexual activity.
Dr. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics

In brief: Not really

Instead it causes intense itching in some that made them scratch themselves on the affected areas, eventually leading to painful sensation.
Pain is a more gratifying feeling than itch in this situation !

In brief: Not really

Instead it causes intense itching in some that made them scratch themselves on the affected areas, eventually leading to painful sensation.
Pain is a more gratifying feeling than itch in this situation !
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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