If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 immediately
A vaginal yeast infection is an overgrowth of normal yeast cells in your vagina. It may be itchy and annoying, but a yeast infection usually isn't serious.
Last Revised: August 18, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Deborah A. Penava, BA, MD, FRCSC, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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