A yeast infection is an incredibly common fungal infection — WebMD estimates that 75% of women will experience at least one yeast infection in their lifetime and 40% to 45% will experience more than one.
A yeast infection is typically caused by a change in the vaginal pH levels, but not only individuals with vaginas get them. Symptoms of a vulvovaginal yeast infection include:
- Itching, burning, or irritation of the vagina or vulva, which is the tissue surrounding the vagina
- Pain or soreness in the vagina or the vaginal openin