Yeast infections or Candida vaginitis is not a new thing especially among women.
It’s characterized by itchiness of the vagina, smelly brownish discharge, painful intercourse, burning during urination among others.
Do yeast infections go away on their own?
For some reasons, some people do not seek medical help when they have yeast infections with hope that the condition will disappear on its own. But can yeast infections disappear on their own without treatment?
Well, health experts say that sometimes it can happen. One, if the infection was only mild and happened due to exposure to certain conditions that you are no longer exposed to, it can go away. Secondly, if the yeast has only affected one area in your body and you have a very strong immune system, the infection can disappear.
However, this is not to say that you should not seek medical attention. In fact, you should see a doctor as soon as you notice the symptoms we mentioned above. Why? Because if left untreated, yeast infections can lead to other health complications.
Some complications that arise from untreated yeast infections include:
Chronic yeast infection
If left untreated, it can lead to an overgrowth of yeast making it even harder to treat. As a result, you will experience severe symptoms, recurring vaginal yeasts and the infection may also spread to other parts of the body.
While yeast infections are unlikely to cause permanent damage such as infertility, they can hinder conception. If you are trying to conceive, you should visit the doctor immediately you notice some yeast infection signs. The changes in pH of the vaginal during a yeast infection are not friendly for the sperm and can thus inhibit fertilization.
Yeast infections affect your body’s ability to resist diseases and infections. They weaken your immunity making you vulnerable to other diseases. It’s best to always seek medical help when you detect yeast infection symptoms.
Infections of the intestines
This can happen to women who have yeast infection during menstruation. When the infection travels up the gut, it can lead to leaky gut syndrome, irritable bowels movement, bloating or even diarrhea.