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Yeast Infection vs UTI Quiz: Understand Your Symptoms

What is the primary symptom you are experiencing? (Select one)

Any pain with sex or burning while peeing? (Select one)

Any unusual vaginal discharge? (Select all that apply)

Do you have any itchiness in or around the vagina? (Select one)

Do you have a fever or chills?

It's probably a yeast infection / It's probably a UTI / It could be a UTI or a yeast infection (you can have both) / It could be something else.
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These results show what infection aligns most closely with your symptoms. If you have a UTI, you'll need UTI antibiotics. If you have a yeast infection, you can treat it with fluconazole or an over-the-counter antifungal.

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What's the Difference Between a Yeast Infection and a UTI?

Yeast infections and UTIs are common infections that can lead to significant discomfort and pain in the vaginal area. And yes, you can have both a UTI and a yeast infection at the same time. There are key differences between a yeast infection and a UTI, and telling them apart will help you get the treatment you need.

A UTI is caused by bacteria in the bladder or urethra. A UTI infection primarily results in a strong, persistent, painful urge to urinate.

A vaginal yeast infection can happen when there's an overgrowth of the fungus Candida. It can produce a clumpy, white discharge that's usually odorless.

Treatment for Yeast Infection vs UTI

A UTI is treated with UTI antibiotics such as metronidazole, which can be taken orally or applied as a cream or gel. A yeast infection is treated with an over-the-counter antifungal cream or prescription fluconazole.

Symptoms of a UTI

Women are at greater risk for UTIs, due to female anatomy. Factors like friction during sex, diabetes, or hormonal changes like perimenopause and menopause can increase your risk of UTIs.

Symptoms of a UTI can include:

  • A strong, persistent urge to urinate
  • Pain with intimacy
  • Burning sensation in the urethra with urinating
  • Slightly cloudy or bad-smelling urine
  • Lower back or abdominal pain
  • Fever and chills

Symptoms of a yeast infection

Factors like a weakened immune system, recent antibiotic use, uncontrolled diabetes, estrogen therapy, recent swimming or a wet environment can increase your risk of yeast infection.

Symptoms of a yeast infection can include:

  • Itching and irritation in the vaginal area
  • Thick, white, cheesy, odorless discharge
  • Pain with intimacy
  • Burning sensation on the outer vulva when urinating

Other possible conditions

Symptoms that seem like a yeast infection or UTI may indicate a different condition or infection.

Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM)

GSM is a common condition that affects nearly 84% of women and symptoms can start in your 30s 40s and get worse with time. It’s caused by declining estrogen levels in the vagina, urethra, and bladder. GSM can lead to vaginal dryness, itching, burning, frequent UTIs, unusual vaginal odor, elevated vaginal pH levels, and urgency to pee. GSM is usually treated with vaginal estrogen, which can sometimes lead to yeast infections.

Bacterial vaginosis (BV)

BV is a common vaginal infection with symptoms like a strong fishy smell, especially after sex, and grayish, watery discharge. It’s caused by an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the vaginal environment. BV is usually treated with BV antibiotics, which can sometimes lead to yeast infections.

How to Tell the Difference Between a Yeast Infection and a UTI

This quiz is designed to help you identify symptoms that might indicate either a UTI or a yeast infection. Recognizing the difference can guide you to seek the appropriate treatment and discuss your symptoms with a healthcare professional.

This quiz is a preliminary tool and should not replace professional medical advice. Always consult with a healthcare provider for a definitive diagnosis and personalized treatment plan.

Need help right away? At Interlude, we offer an easy and convenient online consult for UTI or yeast infection. Within hours, a board-certified doctor licensed in your state can review your symptoms and create a prescription for same-day pickup at your local pharmacy.