What is Vaginal Infection?

Vaginal infections don’t always cause noticeable symptoms.

If you do develop symptoms, you’ll likely notice some of these common ones:

  • vaginal itching and burning
  • vaginal soreness and discomfort
  • inflamed, flushed, or swollen skin around your vagina and vulva
  • a change in the amount of vaginal discharge
  • a change in the colour of vaginal discharge
  • pain or burning during urination
  • pain during penetrative vaginal sex
  • vaginal bleeding or spotting

You might have just one or a few of the symptoms listed above. If your symptoms don’t go away within a few days, or if they get worse, it’s important to connect with a healthcare professional to get a diagnosis and treatment.