What are the symptoms of a yeast infection exactly?

November 8th, 2013 by Emily

Question: What are the symptoms of a yeast infection exactly?
I think I have one because I’ve had the itching and white discharge, but I’ve always slightly had white discharge. Is that even normal?
But I’ve also had peeing problems. Like I’ll feel like I have to pee like each 15 minutes and when I go it’s just a tiny trickle and it burns a lot and is really itchy and it still feels like I have to pee and I try to force it but nothing more comes.
Are those also symptoms of yeast infection? Or could it be something else?

Best answer:

Answer by M&T, forever
This sounds like a yeast infection, when I had one I was itchy with discharge and peeing problems. I recommend you go to the physician so they can give you some medicine.

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4 Comments on “What are the symptoms of a yeast infection exactly?”

  1. the midjet says:

    yep sounds like it

  2. SFSI says:

    Hi there.

    While yeast infections are very common in women, the symptoms you describe while peeing sound more like a UTI (urinary tract infection) than a yeast infection. These are two different types of infections caused by different microorganisms.

    The symptoms of a UTI may include:
    - A strong, persistent urge to urinate
    - A burning sensation when urinating
    - Passing frequent, small amounts of urine
    - Urine that appears cloudy
    - Urine that appears red, bright pink or cola-colored — a sign of blood in the urine
    - Strong-smelling urine
    - Pelvic pain, in women

    On the other hand, the symptoms of a yeast infection may include:
    - Itching and irritation in the vagina and at the entrance to the vagina (vulva)
    - A burning sensation, especially during intercourse or while urinating
    - Redness and swelling of the vulva
    - Vaginal pain and soreness
    - Thick, white, odor-free vaginal discharge with a cottage cheese appearance

    To confirm whether you have a UTI or a yeast infection, you can see your medical provider, who can easily test you for these infections. The treatments for these infections are different, so you may find more success seeing a medical provider than diagnosing and treating yourself.

    Hope this information is helpful. Please feel free to call or email San Francisco Sex Information if you have more questions or need clarification at 415-989-SFSI and ask-us@sfsi.org


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  3. Larkin L says:

    The urination issues is a bladder infection/UTI – see a doctor. You could have both a UTI and a yeast infection.

    Different types of infections, which a girl can get at any time:

    Signs of yeast infections:
    White, cottage cheese-like discharge
    Swelling and pain around the vulva
    Intense itching
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    Signs of bacterial vaginosis:
    A white, gray or yellowish vaginal discharge
    A fishy odor that is strongest after sex or after washing with soap
    Itching or burning
    Slight redness and swelling of the vagina or vulva
    See a doctor

  4. Christina M says:

    That sounds like a UTI (urinary tract infection) as opposed to a yeast infection.

    Yeast infection symptoms are:

    - Swelling of the vagina
    - Itchy sensation on the inside/outside of the vagina
    - Discharge that has white clumps in it that resemble cottage cheese
    - Bread/yeast smell in the vagina

    For a UTI, you can pick up several bottles of pure cranberry juice from Trader Joes and drink that all day for the next 3-4 days. Also pick up AZO UTI relief pills (they help with the burning sensation when you have to urinate). Just an FYI that they change the color of your urine, though, so don’t be alarmed. :)

    (Speaking from personal experience)

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