Can yeast infections cause lower abdominal pain?

Nov 30


Jane Scaplen

Jane Scaplen

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Yes, yeast infections can potentially cause lower abdominal pain, but it's not a common or typical symptom of a yeast infection. Lower abdominal pain is more commonly associated with conditions such as urinary tract infections (UTIs), pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), or other gynecological issues.


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Do yeast infections cause cramping?

Yeast infections,Can yeast infections cause lower abdominal pain? Articles specifically vaginal yeast infections, do not typically cause cramping as a primary symptom. The primary symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection are usually:

  • Vaginal itching and irritation.
  • A thick, white, cottage cheese-like discharge.
  • Burning or discomfort during urination.
  • Redness and swelling of the vulva (external genitalia).

Cramping, especially lower abdominal cramping, is more commonly associated with other gynecological issues or conditions such as menstruation, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), urinary tract infections (UTIs), or certain gastrointestinal problems.

What kind of pain does a yeast infection cause?

A yeast infection, specifically a vaginal yeast infection (vulvovaginal candidiasis), typically causes discomfort rather than significant pain. The discomfort can vary from person to person and may include:

Vaginal Itching and Irritation: One of the hallmark symptoms of a yeast infection is itching in and around the vagina. This itching can be mild to severe and is often the most bothersome symptom.

Burning Sensation: Some individuals with yeast infections may experience a burning or stinging sensation, especially during urination or sexual intercourse.

Soreness and Redness: The vaginal area may become red, swollen, and sore due to the irritation caused by the yeast overgrowth.

Discomfort: A general feeling of discomfort or unease in the vaginal area is common during a yeast infection.

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