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Health Tip: Symptoms of Yeast Infection

Common warning signs

(HealthDay News) -- Vaginal yeast infections occur when the yeast that is found naturally in and around the vagina grow in large numbers.

The normal acidic environment of the vagina should keep yeast growth in check. But if this environment becomes less acidic, too many yeast can trigger an infection.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these common symptoms of yeast infections:

  • Itching or burning.
  • Vaginal discharge that is white and thick.
  • Painful intercourse.
  • Swollen vulva.
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