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What Gynecologists Wish You Knew About Yeast Infections

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What is a yeast infection?

Vaginal yeast infection affects 3 out of 4 women in their lifetime, according to Mayo Clinic. But in order to get rid of it, you’ll have to recognize it first. A yeast infection is a common vaginal infection caused by the Candida fungus. The vagina likes to be in balance—when something is off with the bacteria or yeast that reside there, the yeast can overgrow, points out the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Symptoms include itching and burning, redness, swelling, and possibly an odourless white, lumpy vaginal discharge.

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