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What is Vaginal candidiasis?

What is Vaginal candidiasis?

Vaginal candidiasis is a very common yeast infection of the vagina. Vaginal candidiasis is caused by a fungal microorganism called ...more »

  • Vaginal candidiasis: Fungal infection of the vagina, sometimes called thrush.

Vaginal candidiasis: Introduction

Types of Vaginal candidiasis:

Broader types of Vaginal candidiasis:

How many people get Vaginal candidiasis?

Lifetime risk of Vaginal candidiasis: 75% women lifetime
Prevalance of Vaginal candidiasis: Nearly 75% of all adult women have had at least one genital "yeast infection" in their lifetime. On rare occasions, men may also experience genital candidiasis. (Source: excerpt from Genital Candidiasis: DBMD)

How serious is Vaginal candidiasis?

Complications of Vaginal candidiasis: see complications of Vaginal candidiasis

What causes Vaginal candidiasis?

Causes of Vaginal candidiasis: see causes of Vaginal candidiasis
Causes of Vaginal candidiasis: Most cases of Candida infection are caused by the person’s own Candida organisms. Candida yeasts usually live in the mouth, gastrointestinal tract, and vagina without causing symptoms . Symptoms develop only when Candida becomes overgrown in these sites. Rarely, Candida can be passed from person to person, such as through sexual intercourse. (Source: excerpt from Genital Candidiasis: DBMD)
Risk factors for Vaginal candidiasis: see risk factors for Vaginal candidiasis

What are the symptoms of Vaginal candidiasis?

Symptoms of Vaginal candidiasis: see symptoms of Vaginal candidiasis

Complications of Vaginal candidiasis: see complications of Vaginal candidiasis

Can anyone else get Vaginal candidiasis?

More information: see contagiousness of Vaginal candidiasis

Vaginal candidiasis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Vaginal candidiasis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Vaginal candidiasis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Vaginal candidiasis: Gynecologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Vaginal candidiasis.
Treatments for Vaginal candidiasis: see treatments for Vaginal candidiasis
Research for Vaginal candidiasis: see research for Vaginal candidiasis

Organs Affected by Vaginal candidiasis:

Organs and body systems related to Vaginal candidiasis include:

Name and Aliases of Vaginal candidiasis

Main name of condition: Vaginal candidiasis

Other names or spellings for Vaginal candidiasis:

Genital Candidiasis, Vaginal yeast infection, vulvovaginal candidiasis, VVC, Thrush, vaginal, Vaginal thrush

Vaginal candidiasis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Vaginal candidiasis:


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