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The Call-On-Doc Guide to Vaginal Yeast Infections

Also called vaginal candidiasis, a vaginal yeast infection is a common condition that causes irritation, discharge, itching, and discomfort in and around the vagina and vulva.

Most women will get one at some point in their lives. Some women get chronic yeast infections, which often occur before their period starts.

Yeast infections are almost always caused by an overgrowth of fungus—specifically, Candida albicans. Risk factors include diabetes, antibiotic use, pregnancy, postmenopausal estrogen therapy, and having a weakened immune system. Genetics may also play a role.

Sep 06, 2023

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