What Causes Yeast Infection in Women

What Causes Yeast Infection in Women
0 30 July 2021
What Causes Yeast Infection in Women

Yeast infection is one of the most common vaginal infections suffered by women. Around 3 out of 4 women suffer this infection at some point in their lifetime. But what is a yeast infection, what causes it and how this vaginal yeast infection is treated? Read on to know:

What is a vaginal yeast infection?

The vagina consists of a balanced environment of healthy bacteria and yeast cells. And when this balance is disrupted, the yeast cells multiple causing itching, burning, redness, itching or irritation in the vagina. In few cases, this may also lead to white discharge.

This yeast infection in the vagina comes under vaginitis. There are many types of vaginitis each with symptoms of some kind, but yeast infection is the most common among them.

What are the symptoms of yeast infection?

An itchy sensation in the vulva, white discharge and burning feeling during urination are some of the common symptoms reported by patients to the gynaecologist in Mumbai, Dr Neelima Mantri. In addition, the other common symptoms include redness, swelling, tiny cuts or cracks, rash and pain during sex.

What causes yeast infection in women?

As said, the yeast cells present in the vagina multiply when the balance is disrupted and this can happen due to multiple reasons which include:

  1. Uncontrolled diabetes.
  2. Usage of antibiotic medications (commonly used urinary tract infections)
  3. Contraceptive methods or hormonal contraceptives may also trigger the imbalance.
  4. Pregnancy.
  5. Stress and lack of sleep.
  6. Weakened immune system due to immune-compromising conditions.

Diagnosis of Vaginal Yeast Infection:

Yeast infections are common and have simple diagnoses followed by gynaecologists. Medical history is examined to know the prior incidence of yeast infections and STI. A pelvic exam is performed and vaginal walls & cervix are examined to assess the severity of the infection. For women who suffer yeast infections on regular basis, lab tests are performed to rule out other conditions.

Treatment for Vaginal Yeast Infection in Mumbai:

The majority of the yeast infection in women is simple which only requires over gynaecologist prescribed anti-fungal ointment and medication. For cases where the infection is severe (usually caused by uncontrolled diabetes, frequent infections or any other conditions) course of 14-day ointment, medication and vaginal treatment or long-term prescription of anti-fungal medication is prescribed by the gynaecologist in Mumbai. If you are suffering from yeast infection and are looking for yeast infection treatment in Mumbai, Dr Neelima Mantri is the best gynaecologist in Mumbai who can help you get rid of the infection. Contact her here Call@ +91 7045115577