Signs of yeast infection in women: features
Candidiasis is a fungal infectious disease which affects mostly women. This is because girls have a special structure of the genital organs. Most of them don’t even know what it looks like thrush, what are its first signs, and how to organize a correct treatment of the disease at an early stage.
How does a yeast infection in women: symptoms
How does the disease, what every woman should know. Identify common first signs of yeast infection yourself. But it is necessary to know exactly which one you need to pay close attention.
A fungal disease common in people of different ages and irrespective of gender. Statistics indicate that 20% of women are carriers of vaginal candidiasis. Approximately 75% of thrush appears at least once in your life. And 50% of women candidiasis is chronic and recurrent in nature.
In order to more accurately delineate the symptomatology inherent to the yeast infection, you need to determine the stage and form of disease. This can only be done by a doctor.
The manifestation of candidiasis
Candidiasis can be expressed in three forms:
- asymptomatic (a woman can be a carrier of the disease, but neither symptoms nor signs of disease it is not);
- acute (symptoms are pronounced, the disease lasts about 2 months and respond well to treatment);
- chronic (illness can be diagnosed when the symptoms for 2 months or more).
Attention! Even knowing what is a yeast infection, a woman can not make an accurate diagnosis. At the first symptoms you must see a doctor to confirm the diagnosis.
The first symptoms of thrush
Consider a typical first signs of yeast infection in women:
Uncomfortable itching and burning
These are the first symptoms of yeast infection. Can appear after a bath, in the morning after waking or before menstruation. Itching and burning may occur not only in the vagina but also the vulva. Possible cracks, trauma and swelling. Also symptoms of anxiety can manifest when a woman wears tight underwear or clothes made of unnatural fabrics.
Discharge is thrush
Discharge is thrush specific, so to recognize them easily. Most often they are bright, thick and cheesy. Have a sourish smell. From what the character of discharge with a yeast infection, you can define which comorbidities are women. Usually the yeast infection occurs on the background of other infectious diseases. Selection may be pink, brown, yellow-green, green, bloody, etc.
Will see what can be discharge with a yeast infection, if it occurred against a background of other serious diseases.
Pink spotting and brown discharge can indicate that in the genitals the inflammatory process occurs, which may indicate pathology:
- endometriosis ovarian;
- pregnancy (an ectopic pregnancy is no exception).
Green or yellow-green discharge with a yeast infection: this may indicate that in the body, in addition to candidiasis, developing another bacterial process. As a rule, it is trichomoniasis, the characteristics of which are green highlighting and a specific smell.
Mucus: can be of varying consistency and color. The structure is reminiscent of stringy mucus with lumps white color, look like cottage cheese. Tend to dry out and form a dense film. To distinguish mucus from normal self-hard, so we need the help of a specialist, who will prescribe the necessary tests.
If there is brown spotting and pain in lower abdomen and body temperature is increased — need urgent consultation of the doctor, who will prescribe the necessary treatment.
Specific allocation for thrush and abdominal pain
Girls can hurt the lower abdomen, and weakness followed by profuse discharge is a signal that the body is an inflammatory process is in full swing, and you must start immediate treatment.
Reasons why you may feel pain in the lower abdomen:
- adverse reactions caused by antibiotic therapy;
- reducing the protective functions of the body;
In such cases the symptoms of yeast infection in girls are divided into 2 types:
- General: severe abdominal pain whining character — as in the right and left side, pain in the sacrum, fever to 39 degrees, excessive sweating, chills, headache, muscle pain, vomiting, brown discharge.
- Local: pain in the lower abdomen pulling and aching, purulent discharge from the vagina.
If girls pain in lower abdomen – this may indicate such pathologies:
- adhesions in the pelvic area;
- endometriosis tissues and ovaries;
- polycystic (typical symptom is pain in lower abdomen);
- inflammation of the appendages.
Also abdominal pain can be provoked by pathogenic bacteria, Trichomonas, chlamydia, gonococci. Requires immediate treatment.
If thrush becomes a cause of unusual discharge with an unpleasant odor, and a very sore lower stomach you need to go to the doctor!
Pain during urination
As discussed above, the mucous membranes of the genital organs can be severely annoyed. How does a yeast infection in this case? Mucous membranes swell and redden. The disease can affect and urethra. Yeast infection treatment should be started necessarily, as a running process when precious time is lost, can lead to fungal urethritis. The girls at the time of discharge may occur burning sensation, lower abdominal pain and retention of urine on a reflex level.
Pain and discomfort during intimacy
Many girls in the occurrence of fungal diseases fear of intimate relations. Because allocation looks unpleasant, and to all this can join and pain. Therefore, during treatment of candidiasis from sexual intercourse it is better to refrain.
Smell with fungal disease
The fungus always has an odor. Therefore, when vaginal candidiasis occurs smell, but it is not sharp. As a rule, sharp and pungent smell indicates that the body develops gonorrhea, trichomoniasis and other infections of the genital tract. Signs of candidiasis is intensified by concomitant illness.
What is the smell with a yeast infection? The answer is quite simple: a yeast infection smells like sour milk product (smell like homemade yogurt). If the smell is not strong, it can not be noticed. So the smell is secondary and not the main symptom through which it can manifest disease.
Can increase the temperature with fungal disease?
Temperature is an alarming sign, indicating that in body that something is amiss. Usually during candidiasis in girls the increase in temperature should not be.
If the temperature began to rise, immediately call your doctor.
The fungus is able to penetrate into the urethra and actively multiply throughout the urinary system. This is the risk that the body will start an inflammatory process. Can sore lower abdomen. But most often fever is not a symptom of fungus, but a sign of urethritis or cystitis.
The fungus Candida is tenacious and can adapt to the most adverse environment. The optimum temperature for active growth and spread of the fungus is 21-37 degrees. Temperature after 37 also cannot neutralize the fungus.
Possible yeast infection without the discharge?
Weak, «burnt-out» symptoms with a yeast infection is also possible. Fungal infection can occur without discharge, but only by severe itching in the vagina.
If had severe, unbearable itching and burning, and no discharge, then it could be and not candidiasis. Urgently need to go to the doctor and pass the necessary tests, after which a specialist will be able to appoint a competent treatment.
A yeast infection without discharge – it is a rare case, so we need the help of a qualified physician.
In order to understand what a yeast infection is gone, and the fungus is cured, must after the end of treatment after 2 weeks to take a test swab.
Under the following symptoms should immediately consult a specialist:
- candidiasis bothers you more than 3 times during the year;
- if the treatment is carried out, and after 7 days the symptoms have not disappeared, and it hurts the abdomen;
- had an adverse reaction, when due to some drugs appeared the redness and irritation of the genital organs;
- the treatment is carried out, and in this period there was purulent, pink, brown discharge that have an odor, body temperature began to rise and hurt the lower abdomen.
Candidiasis is a serious disease that requires proper treatment. In the presence of at least one of the symptoms you should immediately visit a doctor and find out the causes of disease, because the symptoms of yeast infection in women may also indicate other, less serious diseases of the reproductive system that can lead to serious consequences. Important: to react to the first signs that the body sends you.