I have what seems to be like a yeast infection but it goes to other areas seeming like an anal fissure. I have small cuts that bleed and itch badly when I wipe. To top it all off, I might have a urinary tract infection? Is it possibly that this could all just be from a yeast infection?
It sounds like you are paying attention to what is going on down under, which is a good place to start! The most common symptom of a yeast infection is extreme itchiness in and around the vagina. Other symptoms include:
- Burning, redness, and swelling
- Pain when urinating
- Pain during sex
- A thick white vaginal discharge
Yeast infections can affect all the genital tissues. Sometimes the yeast will spread to the outer skin and cause additional lesions and sores. This might be what you are experiencing.
A vaginal yeast infection can be a sign an underlying, more serious condition, so it is very important that you see a medical provider. Although your symptoms may point to a yeast infection, it could also be another type of vaginal infection. The only way to be sure is to see your health care provider. While it may be tempting to grab for an over-the-counter antifungal cream, the best thing to do is to make an appointment with your doctor. Your medical provider can do a simple test to see if you have a yeast infection, a UTI, or something else. This will ensure that you receive the right course of treatment.
-The Health Nuts