Vaginal candidiasis

Vaginal candidiasis is a disease of the vaginal mucosa caused by a fungal infection and spreading to the mucosa of the external genitalia. Characteristic symptoms are itching in the groin area, burning sensation, and discharge. To cope with the problem, it is necessary to make a diagnosis, which includes several tests. Currently, candidiasis is successfully treated with modern medications. It sometimes helps to cope with this problem:

Candidiasis of the vulva and vagina (vaginal candidiasis)
Vaginal candidiasis is a commo

n disease that often occurs in women. Its causative agents are fungal pathogens. In particular, candidiasis arises from the microscopic fungus Candida Albicans. Another name for the disease is thrush. This name was given to the problem because of the characteristic symptom – white, curd-like discharge. Almost every woman is faced with them during her life. Statistics show that vaginal candidiasis is diagnosed in 75% of the fair sex.

This disease is treated by an obstetrician-gynecologist.

Causes of candidiasis
Conditionally pathogenic fungi live in the body of many women. They live on the genitals, in the gastrointestinal system, in the mouth. They do not cause trouble until provoking factors arise. The defenses that inhibit the growth and reproduction of fungi weaken, after which the development of the disease begins.

Common triggering factors are:

Taking antibiotics. On its background, vaginal candidiasis quite often develops.
Pregnancy. During pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes strong hormonal changes. The immune system is reduced.
Diabetes mellitus. Increased sugar in the blood can cause thrush.
Other causes can also cause thrush. For example, candidiasis is often the result of eating a certain product. If a woman suffers from food allergies, the risk of the disease increases.

Candida symptoms
If a woman is only a carrier of candida, she does not show any symptoms. They occur when the disease is exacerbated. Signs of thrush are quite unpleasant, so a woman usually notices them immediately. Characteristic symptoms include:

The curdish discharge, which is sometimes very profuse;
Reddening of the vaginal mucous membranes;
Painful sensations in the lower abdomen.
Itching and burning increases during menstruation, during hygienic water procedures and physical activity. Often during intimate contact the woman experiences painful sensations.

If the disease has passed into a chronic form, the symptoms may not be so pronounced. There is no discharge. The mucous membrane becomes flabby, the vaginal opening narrows, and rashes may appear. The chronic form without treatment lasts for many years.

It is worth noting that candidiasis usually manifests itself by a combination of the described signs. If only one symptom occurs, the cause may be another infection. But if you see any suspicious signs, you should go to a good gynecologist, who will make a detailed diagnosis and correctly identify the disease.