How Can I Tell If I Have a Yeast Infection?enteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-expertAnswersRev-enHD-AR1.jpgFind out what the experts have to say.yeast, infection, discharge, vaginal discharge, smell, itching, pain, burning, pee, urine, candidiasis, candida, yeest03/23/200409/26/201609/26/2016Julia Brown Lancaster, MSN, WHNP-BC11/04/20158d72fc10-a3f8-46db-8339-7dd65b653ae7https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/expert-yeast-infection.html/<p><em>How can I tell if I have a yeast infection?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Joella*</em></p> <p>A girl usually notices certain things if she has a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/yeast-infections.html/">vaginal yeast infection</a>. She may have&nbsp;itching and irritation in the vagina; swelling and irritation of the vulva (the folds of skin outside the vagina); pain or burning when peeing or having sex; or thick, white vaginal discharge that looks a bit like&nbsp;cottage cheese. Some girls will have several of these symptoms; others may only notice one or two.</p> <p>It's best to see a doctor if you think you may have a yeast infection, or if you have anything different going on, like <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/discharge-change.html/">changes in your vaginal discharge</a>. Other infections can cause similar symptoms, including some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) if you have ever had sex.</p> <p>Your doctor can recommend the best treatment for you. If you don't have a family doctor, you can visit a health clinic like Planned Parenthood. If your school has a student health center, you might be able to get checked out there.</p> <p><em>*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>
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