I am 15 and I have been noticing that it sometimes burns while I urinate. I took a look, and it looks sort of red and has been very itchy…

 …I think it may be a yeast infection but I’m not positive. I haven’t told anybody and I don’t know what to do. Any advice?

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.

But burning with urination can mean a few different things, not just limited to yeast infections. So to know for sure and ease your mind, make an appointment with a medical professional by calling 303-442-5160. They will be able to access your symptoms and put you on a healthy track!