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Vaginal burning sensation after urination and intercourse

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 7, 2007
  • 01:20 AM

This message might be long but please bare with me. I really need some suggestions.

Around the second week of July 2007 I experienced vaginal discharge, odor, itching and burning sensation. I thought it was a yeast infection so I took monistat for 7 days. The symptoms did not go away so I visited the gynecologist. He told me that I had vaginitis and a yeast infection so I was prescribed diflucan and Flagyl. He also tested me for chlamydia and it was negative. My pap was normal. The symptoms remained so I went back to the doctor in August and I tested positive for chlamydia. I was treated within that same month and scheduled a follow up visit within two weeks according to procedures. I visited the doctor on the 13th of September. While he did the cotton swab exam I felt a burning sensation in my vagina so I thought that the chlamydia was still present. However, I tested negative for chlamydia on the follow up visit. I also tested negative for HIV, hepatitis B & C, and syphyllis. Basically, this was my first STD so I wanted to be sure that I had not contracted anything else. I also began my ghardasil shots and the doctor said that I do not have a yeast infection and i am not pregnant.

After completing so many tests, I still felt the burning sensation which occures when I urinate. It is not persistent but very uncomfortable. So on the 26th of sept. I visited urgent care and the doctor said that I do not have a yeast infection nor do I have a UTI and he does not know why I am experiencing this vaginal burning.

Frustrated and angry I went to another gynecologist and he did another wet prep and said that everything is fine but he does see some yeast. He prescribed 3 pills to be taken within 3 days of each other. Right now I have taken the second dose today but I still feel the vaginal burning sensation after I urinate and noticed that it occures after sexual intercourse. During intercourse it felt like my partner was touching a sensative area. This has never happened to me before and I don't know what to do. I thought that maybe it was the condoms but we used the same brand two months ago and I was fine (there was no vaginal burning). Plese help if you can, I know that something is wrong but I don't know what it is.

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  • Have you checked into any allergy to latex condoms? This will definately cause burning sensations after intercourse. Also, if you are on the pill it will make you more prone to vaginitis and yeast infections...I had to stop uing the pill because of this. Actually this can happen with any form of hormonal birth control. If you are on the pill I would stop taking it for a month and see if it helps. You may have to switch to a non hormonal method.Hope this helps!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 9, 2007
    • 04:10 PM
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  • Well, if you don't always use a condom, your boyfriend needs to be treated, for sure...you were not tested via a blood test for herpes 2. They like to sit around your bladder and drive you nuts. You can have herpes and not have any symptoms at all, so insist on a herpes 2 blood test (you will have to insist)...then, if that is negative, could be a latex allergy. Have him switch to sheep skin and see if that helps. I would do acupuncture, too.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • October 10, 2007
    • 05:48 AM
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  • i have a very similiar problem and well am sad to say am still dealing with it after a year i spent so much time with gynecologys, test, exams and getting of birth control but nothing seems to work i wish you the best and as much as i wish i had the answer i don't but i understand your frustration believe me as we speak am in pain am always in pain or burning sensation if anything comes around for me i will pass the information to you
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 11, 2007
    • 00:23 AM
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  • Wish I had some answers too. in the spring i started experiencing a few UTI's after taking so many antibiotics for the UTI's in July I developed my first ever yeast infection. I treated it myself and a few weeks later was having some painful symptoms again, treated for yeast infection again. Went to dr. for my yearly, it was normal, she also checked me for chlamydia and ghonorrea, which both came back negative. She showed no sign of yeast in the lab results, so a week later when I called to say i was experiencing yeast infection like symptoms again, they had me come in. I don't know what is going on with me, but since mid September, for two months straight now, I have experienced dryness down there, but most of all persistent burning, and some itching. It seems to me I have a chronic yeast infection, my Dr. doesn't seem to think so, said I had vaginitis, and gave me a treatment for it 14 day treatment, including a fem ph treatment to get my acidity normal. Well that treatment ended over a week ago, and I am still in as much pain as ever. It hurts all the time, sitting in jeans can become quite uncomfortable... and pain after intercourse is immense!! Which is becoming a problem because for the first time nearing age 30 (I'm 28) I had experienced a really good sex drive with my fiance leading up to these symptoms. Sex life has been struggling since July. Especially in the last two months. I also get very bad burning each time I urinate. Becoming very frustrated. My regular Dr was on a 2 week vacation, will be gone all of next week and another Dr. recommended i go to a dermatologist about it. I don't think this is the answer... getting married in one month, had been very hopeful to feel normal again before then, but now starting to lose hope..
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 9, 2008
    • 05:27 AM
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  • i have a very similiar problem and well am sad to say am still dealing with it after a year i spent so much time with gynecologys, test, exams and getting of birth control but nothing seems to work i wish you the best and as much as i wish i had the answer i don't but i understand your frustration believe me as we speak am in pain am always in pain or burning sensation if anything comes around for me i will pass the information to youI have had a burning sensation during/after sex and during my period for years and years now. I've had tests and tests done and no doctor or gynecologist has ever been able to come up with a reason or treatment for this. I know I have low-grade HPV and am planning to get treated for this this year. I hope that it will help my situation. I haven't enjoyed sex for years and never feel aroused anymore. I think it's partly turned into a mental issue because now I associate sex with painful burning.can anyone give some advice or help?
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  • I have had the exact same issues before, and I was diagnosed with a yeast infection by a gyno and a urologist. Another urologist finally found the problem: Interstitial Cystitis. It's an incurable bladder disease. When the bladder flares, the urethra can also flare, and it feels like you have a UTI and a yeast infection, among other things. I was tested for several STD's, and they were all negative. Sex is extremely painful for me now. It's hard for me to wrap my mind around having sex. It's definitely become a mental issue for me. This may not be the problem that all of you are facing, but check into it. I've had this disease for over a year, and after being on meds...it kinda gets better, but because it can't be cured, it can always come back. Good luck!
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  • Hi everyone, I completely agree with the last post. I also have IC. Please go see a Urologist for these symptoms. Primary or gynoc. don't have the answers for bladder prob. I have had the exact same issues before, and I was diagnosed with a yeast infection by a gyno and a urologist. Another urologist finally found the problem: Interstitial Cystitis. It's an incurable bladder disease. When the bladder flares, the urethra can also flare, and it feels like you have a UTI and a yeast infection, among other things. I was tested for several STD's, and they were all negative. Sex is extremely painful for me now. It's hard for me to wrap my mind around having sex. It's definitely become a mental issue for me. This may not be the problem that all of you are facing, but check into it. I've had this disease for over a year, and after being on meds...it kinda gets better, but because it can't be cured, it can always come back. Good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 27, 2009
    • 11:36 AM
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  • Hi everyone, I completely agree with the last post. I also have IC. Please go see a Urologist for these symptoms. Primary or gynoc. don't have the answers for bladder prob. I went to a urologist after I had burning for 8 months straight. I had been to 2 gynos and they couldn't figure it out. It was the best thing I ever did. After he was puzzled for doing numerous tests (microbes came back negative), the light bulb went off after I told him when I was stressed (anxiety) it got worse down there. He said that my pelvic muscles may be stuck in an endless cycle of spasms (basically in a fist the entire time), which release lactic acid, which creates this burning sensation. He gave me Valium (muscle relaxer) to take at night (knocked me out) to try to trick the muscles (it remains in the system all day the next day, just in time for the next dose) for 30 days, which helped tremendously. I didn't want to take something that made me so out of it at work, so I looked up on the web what caused anxiety, and caffeine was the dinger. I stopped drinking caffeine and my burning has gone away completely!!!!! Seriously, if you're at your wits end, try to kick the caffeine habit. It seems so simple, but effective. When I went in for a follow-up I told him he was a genius! He said he's starting to see this alot more often with women in their 20's who are educated and work full-time jobs, they are stressed out, and something creates stress and they clamp up their pelvic muscles, which in turn create an endless loop because you are worried the pain will come back, so you never relax.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 21, 2009
    • 03:52 PM
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  • You all ask for a blood test for herpes 2 specific.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • September 28, 2009
    • 01:40 PM
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  • You all ask for a blood test for herpes 2 specific.Again, it wasn't herpes 2! Not every burning is herpes 2. That was the first thing tested and it was negative.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 28, 2009
    • 02:22 PM
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  • I had trouble and nothing the regular Dr.s gave me helped. I researched and came across a plan for the vagina if you don't use condoms. 4 cc of hydrogen peroxide after sex and then another 4 cc up there after 12 hrs. Then vit. c 500 mg not the coated kind shoved up to restore acidity then replenish the friendly flora with a pill of lactobicillus or break a power onto finger and up there. Mostly I did these things at night to avoid mess during the day. Always got rid of any vaginitis or other stuff the antibiotics did not get rid of. I also started to learn about chakras and meditation. We are very lucky in our city that we have a Dr. who is hooked into our medical system who teaches mindful awareness for free. Basically a lot of the issues are from the Kundalini (that is what they call it in the East) starting to rise and blockages in the chakras from past emotional/physical tramas. Creates all these problems in the system. Everything needs to be looked at. Body, mind, soul they are all connected. I dont smoke, drink alcohol or caffeine, pop. I stay away from wheat, excess sugar, fake sugars, processed foods, msg, nitrates, most meat. I take blue green algae. Exercise, meditate and I have never felt better in my life. I slowly reintroduce a few foods I used to be sensitive too and I eat mindfully with as much conscious awareness as I can to see how I feel after some wheat or a bit of chocolate. If I notice a change in my system running nose, itchy eyes, hives, etc. I listen to my body and I stop. The body will tell you what is going on. Learn to listen.
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  • Hi ladies,I read that some of u are having this burning feeling for quite a while now. I just couldn't put it out of my head and though i am not a doctor or mean to have much knowledge about what might be wrong. I can suggest what i think could have been contributing to this feel.You would think that from eating too much spices/peppers in ur food, u will only get a burning feeling in ur tummy or anus when you have to do number 2. But I noticed that when i use peppers in my food i also can get burning feel in my vagina area. And when i stop using the peppers the feeling eventually goes away (I also try drinking lots of water then). But Im very sure the buring feel came because of the peppers. They say alot that goes wrong in out body is because of us eating unhealthy, so maybe in this case it can also be because of "hot spices" which are eaten. So my advice is try eating a bit more consiously: skip the peppers, also the ones u find in diners which u can sprinkle on your food.And change to the normal fastfood instead of ordering hot and spicy. I REALLY hope that the cause of your burning feel was a mere diet and that by changing it...you will no longer have such a horrible burning feel experience.Regards,Friend. MAK
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  • You should look into a condition called "vulvoydynia" it causes pain and burning during intercourse and often times during menstruation and is linked to hormone levels in the body. There also appears to be a link between using birth control and developing vulvoydynia because low dose birth control lowers testosterone in the body. Check out this link: http://www.empowher.com/vulvodynia/content/what-vulvodynia-dr-goldstein-video
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  • I went to the Doctor for UTI but it turned out to be diabetes. If you have burning or itching in your vagina test it this way. Eat sugar!!! If it burns and itches then you've got diabetes.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 17, 2010
    • 09:55 PM
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  • You know what? Whatever you wrote here is exactly the same with my case!!! The same burning both during urination and intercorse, the same visits, tests... everything!!! I feel like it would never go; but i am almost sure that it is just yeat. Yeast; but not an easy one. Yeast, that we need to deal for a long time. Even when i drink coffee i feel there is an increase in my burning. I mean, it depends on everything we do. What we eat, what we wear. I think because of the medication, there is a high sensitivity at the vagina actually. So, on the one hand, i cannot stop curing the yeast, on the other hand, my vagina hurts. I do not know what to do.
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