Can you bleed when you have a yeast infection?

It is possible- let me explain!

Yeast infections can occur (and can be common) for someone who has a vagina. Yeast infections are not considered an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection). But what is a yeast infection? Yeast is a natural part of the vaginal flora, existing in balance with different types of bacteria. Sometimes yeast can overgrow—this is what we call a yeast infection. Yeast overgrowth can occur for many reasons, including illness, recent antibiotic use, poor vaginal hygiene, and eating too much sugar. Symptoms of a yeast infection can include itching, burning, bleeding after intercourse, and an increase in white, clumpy discharge.

However, vaginal bleeding can occur for many different reasons.

Light bleeding can occur after a person’s first vaginal intercourse. Vaginal bleeding can also be a sign of an infection whether a sexually transmitted infection or an organic infection, like yeast (as explained earlier) or bacterial vaginitis.

So while bleeding could be a result of a yeast infection, it could also be many other things, so it would be a good idea to see a medical professional to figure out why this might be happening. Teen clinic can help you with this! Call us at 303-442-5160