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What is candidal vulvovaginitis (Yeast infection)?

This is a fungal infection by Candida that affects the vaginal area. Candida normally exists on skin and vaginal linings without issues. An infection occurs when the skin or vaginal lining changes in character, promoting Candida overgrowth. People with weakened immune systems or on birth control pills may be at increased risk.

Symptoms of candidal vulvovaginitis (Yeast infection)

  • Increase in vaginal discharge

  • Thick white vaginal discharge

  • Abnormal vaginal discharge e.g. in color, smell, or quantity

  • Increased vaginal discharge that is smelly

  • Itching around the genital area

  • Pain around the vulva or vagina

  • Currently pregnant

  • Recent antibiotic use

Questions your doctor may ask to check for candidal vulvovaginitis (Yeast infection)

  • Have you had more vaginal discharge lately?

  • Do you have a thick white discharge like cottage cheese or yogurt?

  • Have you noticed any changes in your vaginal discharge?

  • Has the vaginal discharge odor worsened recently?

  • Do you have any vaginal itching?

Treatment for candidal vulvovaginitis (Yeast infection)

This is usually treated with antifungal drugs, which can be given through a vaginal cream or an oral antifungal medicine.

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References

  • Donders GG, Sobel JD. Candida vulvovaginitis: A store with a buttery and a show window. Mycoses. 2017 Feb;60(2):70-72. doi: 10.1111/myc.12572. Epub 2016 Sep 30. PMID: 27687503.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/myc.12572

  • Sobel JD. Candida vulvovaginitis. Semin Dermatol. 1996 Mar;15(1):17-28. doi: 10.1016/s1085-5629(96)80014-9. PMID: 8723820.

    https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1085562996800149

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Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS

Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS (Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Nass received dual medical degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Charles R. Drew University in Medicine and Science. He completed Family Medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center with subsequent fellowships at Ventura, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and University of California-Irvine. He holds faculty appointments at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Western University of Health Sciences.

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD (Obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN))

Dr. Kanazawa graduated from the Niigata University Faculty of Medicine and received his Ph.D. from the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine. He is working on the front line of the General Perinatal Center, including the Tokyo Tama General Medical Center and the National Center for Research in Fertility Medicine, where he provides maternal and fetal care and undertakes clinical research. At Ubie, Dr. Kanazawa has been designing the Ubie AI Symptom Checker and has taken on the role of general obstetrics and gynecology consultation at FMC Tokyo Clinic by providing fetal ultrasound and prenatal consultation.

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