Vaginal thrush is an infection caused by yeast fungi of the genus Candida. Normally, the fungi are present in the body without any clinical manifestations. Changes in the vaginal pH can promote fungal growth and cause disease symptoms. Thrush is not an STD.
Vaginal yeast infection is an infection of the vagina. It is most commonly due to the fungus Candida albicans. Most women have a vaginal yeast infection at some time. Candida albicans is a common type of fungus. It is often found in small amounts in the vagina , mouth, digestive tract, and on the skin. Most of the time, it does not cause infection or symptoms.
A vaginal yeast infection, also known as candidiasis , is a common condition. A healthy vagina contains bacteria and some yeast cells. But when the balance of bacteria and yeast changes, the yeast cells can multiply. This causes intense itching , swelling , and irritation. Treating a vaginal yeast infection can relieve symptoms within a few days.
Updated by Dr Jannet Gomez, April Vaginal discharge is a normal process which keeps the mucosal lining of the vagina moist. The amount of vaginal discharge varies according to the menstrual cycle and arousal and is clear and stringy in the first half of the cycle and whitish and sticky after ovulation. It may dry on underclothes leaving a faint yellowish mark.