Symptoms of Thrush

Everyone is different, so your symptoms may differ from a friend’s. They may also change each time you get thrush, so watch out for these common symptoms and whether your symptoms are mild, moderate or more complicated.

Most people experience symptoms such as:

  • An itchy vagina/ vulva
  • Soreness around the entrance to your vagina (vulva)
  • Slight swelling of your vaginal lips (labia)
  • Cottage cheese-like white discharge

These symptoms aren’t uncommon:

  • Pain during sex
  • Thick discharge
  • Red and swollen labia
  • Burning around your vulva
  • Pain when you urinate
  • Sores in your vaginal area
  • Cracked skin around your vulva

When to see your doctor

  • You are experiencing thrush for the first time
  • You get thrush frequently, or if it returns in less than 2 months
  • There is no improvement in your symptoms within three days, or if they’ve not disappeared within seven days
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You have multiple sexual partners
  • You are under 12 years old
  • You have fever, chills, nausea, or vomiting
  • You have a smelly or unusual discharge
  • You feel abdominal pain
  • You have previously had an allergic reaction to other thrush medications

Thrush or Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)?

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is another type of vaginal infection that is often mistaken for thrush. Our new self-test allows you to diagnose yourself at home with over 90% reliability. Thrush treatment is different to BV treatment, so it’s important to know which infection you have. Be confident and choose the right treatment.

Find out more about the self test, Canestest here!

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Thrush?

Thrush is also referred to as a vaginal yeast infection or sometimes just a yeast infection. Medically, it’s known as vaginal candidiasis.

 

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