Vaginal yeast infections can cause a foul odor that seems as though it is coming from urine when in actuality, it is coming from the vagina. Yeast infections can also cause itching, burning and soreness in the genital area.
Yeast infections are easily treated with over-the-counter vaginal creams, however, many other conditions can have the same symptoms as a yeast infection. To find out if your symptoms are caused by a yeast infection or some other condition, you should see your doctor to get a definitive diagnosis.
Causes of Yeast Infections
Yeast isn’t all bad, and it normally resides in your vagina, just in small numbers. A yeast infection occurs when you’ve got too many of these fungi present. Some of the causes of this include:
High estrogen levels, sometimes caused by pregnancy
Your period can bring on additional yeast
Medications, especially antibiotics
Not enough sleep
Common illness or weakened immune system.