5 Things You Might Mistake For A Yeast Infection
Yeast infections don't have a monopoly on itching, burning, and weird discharge. For SELF, by Zahra Barnes. Lizzie Roberts / Getty Images In today's roundup of extremely obvious statements: The sky is blue, grass is green, and no one wants to get a yeast infection. But unfortunately, for some people with vaginas, they're a fact of life. These annoying infections happen due to an overgrowth of the naturally occurring fungus Candida albicans, and they're pretty common, affecting three out of every four women in their lifetimes, according to Mayo Clinic. Since yeast infections aren't exactly rare, when you experience those hallmark symptoms--itching is the biggest one, followed by strange discharge and burning--you may immediately diagnose yourself, pop over to the pharmacy, and pick up some over-the-counter meds. Only issue is, quite a few other meddlesome vaginal issues can cause similar symptoms but necessitate wildly different treatments. Here, ob/gyns walk you through the most common ones. 1. Chlamydia and gonorrhea "Yeast infections tend to produce inflammation, which is why you get those symptoms," Idries Abdur-Rahman, M.D., a board-certified ob/gyn, tells SELF. "Anything that causes or mimics inflammation can cause similar ones," he explains. Sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia and gonorrhea fit the bill. Yeast infection-related discharge is often "thick, white, and cottage cheese-like," Hilda Hutcherson, M.D., professor o...
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