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Help docs? I'm having vagina burning sensation during sex?

Help docs? I'm having vagina burning sensation during sex?

Possible dryness: Try lubricating gel. If symptoms persist, then schedule a gyn exam. Don't forget to check if your pap is due. ...Read more

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more


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Thick yellow/beige discharge, no smell. Itching in vagina. Mild burning sensation during sex. No burning during urination. Yeast infection? STI?

Thick yellow/beige discharge, no smell. Itching in vagina. Mild burning sensation during sex. No burning during urination. Yeast infection? STI?

Vaginal discharge: Colored vaginal discharge (yellow, green, tan, beige, etc) usually means infection. Yeast is possible and itching, irritation and burning during sex are typical for yeast. However, yeast usually causes scant discharge, not colored. Gonorrhea, chlamydia or trichomonas are possible if at risk for STI. Any abnormal or new vaginal discharge needs professional evaluation; see a doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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After 6 days of period i feel discomfort around my vagina annus and burning sensation on my skin! how come?

After 6 days of period i feel discomfort around my vagina annus and burning sensation on my skin! how come?

Not sure: May be due to some skin irritation (like a moisture rash) from the moisture of the blood on the skin, or from use of pads. Try soaking in an oatmeal powder bath for a couple of times (aveeno makes an oatmeal powder that is great for soothing rashes). If not improved see your gynecologist for exam and other treatment options. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina have a burning sensation. I got treated for a UTI but it still burns. I haven't had sex in 5 years so what do i have?

Why does my vagina have a burning sensation. I got treated for a UTI but it still burns. I haven't had sex in 5 years so what do i have?

Requires GYN exam: you may have a low grade inflammation or infection. Are you having urinary pain as well? You are 20 and state that you haven't had sex in 5 years- so this is not an STD; however, if you masturbate frequently, may be an irritation, inflammation or infection. I suggest a GYN exam asap. ...Read more

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I just had sex without a condom and have noticed extreme swelling on my vagina with a burning sensation. Why might this be?

I just had sex without a condom and have noticed extreme swelling on my vagina with a burning sensation. Why might this be?

Vaginal swelling: Sex without a condom causing this reaction makes me think of several things. You could be allergic to his semen. Their could be little lubrication and you have a friction type irritation. You have an infection that the intercourse exacerbated. An STD would not react this fast. I think it would be prudent to be examined and see what is going on. ...Read more

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I have pain after protected intercourse in my vagina & a little burning sensation when peeing. I was told it is vaginitis. Please help me confirm this?

I have pain after protected intercourse in my vagina & a little burning sensation when peeing. I was told it is vaginitis. Please help me confirm this?

More info needed: "Vaginitis" means inflammation of the vagina. There are several different kinds. The most likely to cause burning on urination is candida (yeast) infection, but other things can do the same, especially STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas, or herpes. Check with the doctor or clinic where you were diagnosed; of if you haven't yet had profesional care, do it ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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Mom 59, experiencing constant pain, aching in vagina, no discharge, burning sensation externally, cultures all neg, pH came back acidic.freq urination?

Mom 59, experiencing constant pain, aching in vagina, no discharge, burning sensation externally, cultures all neg, pH came back acidic.freq urination?

Vaginal pain: Vulvodynia can be chronic and can last for years in some women, but may also be premenstrual. The degree of severity varies among women. It often occurs in the absence of physical signs or visible abnormalities. It can be severe and can interfere with sexual activity and cause painful intercourse as well as burning with urination. Have her see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Swollen urethra and vagina after sex. Burning sensation while I use the restroom, no odor nor discharge. Std? Uti? Reaction to condom?

Swollen urethra and vagina after sex. Burning sensation while I use the restroom, no odor nor discharge. Std? Uti? Reaction to condom?

See answer: Such symptoms could be caused by any of the above: UTI (usually burning with urination, urgency, frequency); std (gc, chlamydia most common), vaginitis (though usually associated with a discharge), or allergy to a contraceptive, spermicide, or lubricant. If symptoms occur right after sex within hours, allergy or trauma related to vigorous/prolonged sex most likely. If symptoms persist, see your md. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your vagina to have a burning sensation after a full laparoscopic hysterectomy?

Is it normal for your vagina to have a burning sensation after a full laparoscopic hysterectomy?

Probably: The surgical prep can cause some irritation in the short term. In the long term lack of estrogen can cause atrophic vaginitis which will result in the symptoms you note. ...Read more

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Vagina white discharge Itchy & burning sensation?

Vagina white discharge Itchy & burning sensation?

Yeast infection: You likely have a vaginal yeast infection and will need to get yeast infection vaginal treatment either over the counter or from your health care provider ...Read more

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During a shower today, some very hot water got into my vagina and caused some burning sensation.Can it cause cancer and can I use Bacitracin ointment?

During a shower today, some very hot water got into my vagina and caused some burning sensation.Can it cause cancer and can I use Bacitracin ointment?

No and no: I'm sorry you got a burn. You'd do well to turn the water temperature down in your shower, but the heat exposure isn't going to give you cancer. If you have a simple, visible burn, simple first aid is sufficient, otherwise simply keep the area clean. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in and around vagina hi ..I have burning sensation in and around my vagina close to the time of ovulation and mensturation. I don't have any unusual discharge or pain/ discomfort during urination. If I use body lotion outside of vagina ,

Burning sensation in and around vagina hi ..I have burning sensation in and around my vagina close to the time of ovulation and mensturation. I don't have any unusual discharge or pain/ discomfort during urination.
If I use body lotion outside of vagina ,

It : It is impossible to say what could be causing your discomfort without a thorough exam and testing. You should give your doctor or an ob/gyne a call. After seeing you, they will be able to determine whether you just have vaginal dryness or something more concerning. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation at the top of my vagina right where you shave, and I don't know why ?

I have a burning sensation at the top of my vagina right where you shave, and I don't know why ?

Possible Shaving: Rash or other inflammation. Try using over the counter 1% hydrocortizone. It is sold as cortaid-10 or other brands. Use 3 times a day for 4 days. If you get worse or it does not clear up, you will need to have a doctor examine you. If the skin is weeping any fluid - see a doctor tomorrow.
Be careful with shaving, you may want to avoid that for a week. ...Read more

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When my boyfriend and I have protected sex i am filled (literally) with an excrutiating burning sensation inside my vagina?

When my boyfriend and I have protected sex i am filled (literally) with an excrutiating burning sensation inside my vagina?

Lubrication: The most likely explanation here is that you are not getting enough vaginal lubrication. This is a common complaint when the vagina is dry. You can try using a lubricant like Astroglide or KY to see if that helps. If you are experiencing burning and itching at other times then schedule a visit for an exam and STD testing ...Read more

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What does having burning sensation from rectum to vagina area mean?

Vaginal discomfort: Burning sensation in the vaginal could be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection. Herpes for example causes burning sensation of the vulva or vagina. Being perimenopausal, with hormonal changes can also cause those sensations. Have your obgyn examine you. ...Read more

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After sex i notice a burning sensation in my vagina area, what could b wrong?

After sex i notice a burning sensation in my vagina area, what could b wrong?

Irritated Nerve: Describing irritating nerve endings, possibly related to how rough your intercourse was. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation on the outside of my vagina for few days. Only notice when I wipe after using the bathroom. No DC or odor?

I have a burning sensation on the outside of my vagina for few days. Only notice when I wipe after using the bathroom. No DC or odor?

Contact Dermatitis: This could commonly be due to an allergy to the toilet paper, especially if the paper has a fragrance or color other than white.

Have you noticed any rash or skin changes? ...Read more

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I have burning sensation and itching on the outside of my vagina. I have never had this feeling before. What could possibly be causing this?

I have burning sensation and itching on the outside of my vagina. I have never had this feeling before. What could possibly be causing this?

Itching: this could be caused by a variety of things from an allergic reaction to clothing to an infection. As we can't evaluate it on the Internet you need to be seen to make a diagnosis and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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Is a burning sensation in vagina a sign of early hiv?

NOT NECESSARILY: There are no specific symptoms that signal the early manifestations of HIV disease. Most commonly there may be a mononucleosis-like syndrome. The basic answer is that you need this examined, although it is very doubtful that it is due to HIV disease. You are obviously worried about potential exposure, and should be tested. Hope it all comes out negative. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation on the outer lips of the vagina?

What causes a burning sensation on the outer lips of the vagina?

Vaginal discomfort: Burning sensation in the vaginal could be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection. Herpes for example causes burning sensation of the vulva or vagina. Being perimenopausal, with hormonal changes can also cause those sensations. Have your obgyn examine you. ...Read more

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I've had a burning sensation in vagina for 2 weeks now. Could it be a uti?

I've had a burning sensation in vagina for  2 weeks now.  Could it be a uti?

Might not: If you have burning and frequent urination, you might have an uti. Burning sensation in the vagina, especially if you have abnormal vaginal discharge are signs of vaginitis. You should see your primary care doctor or gyn to have it checked out. ...Read more

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