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Yeast Infection of the vagina is also called "vaginal candidiasis" or "vaginal thrush". It is a fungal infection that causes the intense irritation and itchiness of the vagina and the vulva. It usually transfers through sexual contact while mouth to genital contact is also a common route of transmission. Its causes are multiple, however, the prominent ones are the overuse of antibiotics, pregnancy, impaired immune system, uncontrolled diabetes, and taking oral contraceptive pills.
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Severe itching and irritation leading to vaginal sours and scarring of the surrounding tissue (uvula) is the major complication of this infection. It is a very common sexually transmitted infection as according to the CDC, 3 out of 4 i.e. 75% of all women will get this once in their lifetime. In the United States, approximately 28% of women aged 14-49 get a vaginal yeast infection yearly. Take the following quiz to find out if you could be suffering from a possible a vaginal yeast infection.