Signs Symptoms Thrush
Given that 75 per cent of women will have vaginal thrush in their lifetime, it’s important to know the signs so that you can sort it ASAP.
The common infection is caused by an overgrowth of candida albicans yeast, which lives naturally within the bowel and vagina. Things like antibiotics, oral contraceptive use and secretion changes will cause this overgrowth, often noticeable by these four symptoms.
1) Vaginal Discomfort:
Uncomfortable itching or burning downstairs can sometimes indicate thrush.
2) Redness or Swelling of the Genitals:
Thrush can often cause redness and swelling of the vagina or vulva.
3) Abnormal Discharge:
Vaginal discharge is completely natural but take note if it becomes thick, white with a ‘cottage cheese’ appearance and yeasty smell.
4) Pain or Discomfort During Sex:
Given that the area is often tender when suffering from thrush, sex can be painful or uncomfortable.
If you have noticed any of those symptoms, speak to your GP and that they can examine and take a swab of the affected space. And do not stress, treatment is easy. you will either be recommended an anti fungal cream, vaginal pessary or oral tablet.