One of the reasons that it’s difficult to determine if you are suffering from a yeast infection or some other related condition is that yeast infection symptoms can be varied and hard to nail down. Another thing that makes it somewhat confusing is that there are several other similar conditions that produce almost identical symptoms.
Obviously, as with any medical condition, you will need to see a doctor to arrive at a definitive diagnosis. However, here are some symptoms you might expect to see if you are, indeed, suffering from symptoms of yeast infection.
1) Itching - Itching is by far the most common symptom of yeast infections. Persistent itching, which does not go away and is miserable and distracting.
2) Burning – Burning is related to itching, and sometimes is a second level if the infection isn’t dealt with.
3) Soreness - Muscular soreness, both interior and exterior, that occurs particularly during intercourse, can be a tell-tale yeast infection sign
4) Vaginal Discharge - Yeast infections do not always cause discharge, but it is quite common. The discharge will be white and odorless, and the texture is generally spongey and thick. It’s often described as looking like cottage cheese.
5) Reccurrance of the Infection – In about 5% of yeast infection sufferers, the infections will be a recurring problem that is difficult to deal with. Even after it seems it’s been dealt with, it will keep coming back again and again.