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Forum Name: Fungal infections

Question: itching virgina, no burning only itching

 mirlanda_akashorty_2004_4 - Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:40 pm

me and my partner had sexual intercourse, but today my virgina is itching but not burning. We used condoms. Could this be serious?
 Dr. Anthony Solomon - Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:24 am

This is very suggestive of vaginal thrush, also known as yeast infection or candidiasis. The most common signs of thrush are itching and burning, but soreness, swelling of the vagina and vulva, and whitish discharge may occur. You may have one symptom or several, and symptoms can range from mild to severe.

Vaginal thrush is not a sexually transmitted infection. If you have never had sex, you can still get thrush - but sex may play a role in the development of thrush. Penetrative sex can irritate the vagina, particularly when there is little lubrication.

Get examined for confirmation.

Dr Anthony Solomon
Consultant Physician, Tropical & Genitourinary Medicine


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