Symptoms of Thrush
Thrush is a common condition experienced by 3 out of 4 women1 which is easy to treat. The first warning of thrush is an irritation around your vagina. Other possible signs include itching, soreness and discharge. There are a range of symptoms and you may not feel all of them.
Thrush will not go away if left untreated, so early treatment is your best option.
Common signs of thrush:
- Itching and burning around the entrance of the vagina (vulva)
- Redness of the vulva area and there may even be a swelling of the vaginal lips (labia)
- A heavier than usual discharge that can be thick and cottage cheese like in appearance
- A stinging sensation when you pass urine
- Discomfort or pain during sex due to the tenderness of this area
These are NOT symptoms of thrush:
- Smelly discharge
- Yellow/green discharge
- Blisters or sores
- Abnormal bleeding
- Lower abdominal pain
- Fever or chills
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please see your healthcare professional immediately.
1.Sobel. JD. Lancet 2007; 369: 1961-71.