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Evil or Very Mad Hi! This is kind of complicated and knowone has been able to tell me what is going on! For the past 8 years since I was about 22 years old I have had burning vaginaly inside and out. I have had reoccurant UTI's but not all the time. There is no consistancy in the pain and intercourse is sometimes very uncomfortable. It is not a yeast infection, UTI or STD. As I have only been with two mates in my lifetime and have been checked out for cysts of the ovaries and bladder...nothing. I am so sick of it. I also do not use condoms so it is not an alergy to latex. Any ideas? I am out of them.
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replied October 29th, 2007
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What kind of body soap do you use? Spermicide? Foods you could be allergic to? New laundry soap?
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replied October 31st, 2007
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I use hypoallergenic laundry soap for my underwear. Dove sensitive soap (no parfums), no spermiside, and a slight allergy to eggs.
This morning I woke up and really good pain in my lower abdomen, even hurt to put any pressure on it and of course burning! Uhhhhh. Dr. appointment again today. I think I am going to request a Gyno. I have had enough! The hubby and I are trying to have children and I think it will not happen till I get this figured out.
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replied November 3rd, 2007
I had this once before, last year actually...same sort of thing. No std, no yeast, no uti. My vagina was burning for about a month for no apparant reason. Not just a little burn, but a big burn. It went away eventually...think it was hormonal.
Hope this helps!
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replied December 14th, 2007
Did you ever get this matter resolved? I am having the same problem. I have had burning in and out of my vagina for about 6 weeks. I have had a catheter put in to get a clean sample of urine and of course there was no bacteria, so it is not a UTI. I am so sick of the burning too. I don't know what it could be.
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replied December 18th, 2007
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I posted this in another forum. I was diagnosed with this and I have since been pain free. I can have sex and it doesnt hurt anymore. Please pm me if you have any questions. But I highly recommend that you find a doctor that knows what this is. I wish you the best.
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Vulvar Vestibulitis

So yep I have this. Finally an answer to my painful sex. I feel so relieved. I know whats wrong and most of all why.

According to the doc the birth control I have been taking for 5 years has robbed my body of estrogen and replaced it with progestrin. This causing my painful sex. The vestibule, which is where the hymen is, are glands that are designed to protect your vaginal opening during intercourse. These little glands allow the entry of a penis. The glands thrive on etrogen. The estrogen keeps this piece of skin strong and enables it to allow friction. Well since my body does not have enough estrogen the skin literally becomes raw when there is any kind of friction. So its like I have an open wound there. My body cannot defend itself from "things going inside." So the answer is I have to inject etrogen into myself for four weeks to build my levels up. I cant have sex for 4 weeks, not that I could anyway. In three months my body will be healed. I CANNOT take hormonal birth control again otherwise this will happen.

So theres my story and thats where I am at. I will probably get and IUD placed later. But my hubby and I finally have an answer and our sex life can come back. This has been so depressing for me. I felt less than a real women for so long. (I have had a history of painful sex since I started having sex). I almost lost hope.

There are like a hand full of doctors that actually know about this so it has been very difficult to find a doc. I have gone 5 years to all sorts of doctors and no one knew. There are only 2 docs in my entire state! There are some in CA and most are on the east coast. Man this has been a headache.

So just wanted to let you guys know about this, and maybe help the next women that has this .
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replied October 3rd, 2013
Just got back from the gynecologist. No yeast infection detected. What is this burning, itching pain from then?

I had been having terrible pain during sex before this, and told the doctor it felt like something was getting in the way of anything put in my vagina (a penis, tampon, applicator, etc.). I told her this last year. Now she tells me it's because my hymen (which I thought was gone 38 years ago) was getting in the way. Reading this post about vulvar vestibulitis gave me more hope and info than any doctor. Apparently, my doctor doesn't know about it.

So back to the itching, burning pain. Still dont know what it is, Monistat burns, and dont know if I should take the Diflucan the doctor prescribed. She said sometimes the yeast infection wont show up. Although it has shown up before when I've had NO symptoms.

I am amazed at how many women are suffering and no one knows the answer? I'm angry, I guess. Thankfully, it'
s not IC either; had a bladder distention to rule that out. I'm hoping Premarin will help, but I've been on it a while with just a little relief. And now what has begun this new flare up? I'm eating the same, same meds, it's so frustrating.

Thank you so much Rosie H for the info on vulvar vestibulitis. You've really helped me. Smile
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replied December 18th, 2007
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Thank you, that's very good information!
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replied January 1st, 2008
Re: Pain , Burning In And Out of Vagina - Not Uti / Std / Yeast
I stumbled accross this and I know exactly what is wrong!!! I too have been plagued with this same problem. I was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis. I was relieved when I finally found out what was wrong! There is a downside to IC. They don't really know what causes it and no cure....yet. Good Luck! Here is a good website. www.ichelp.org
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replied January 2nd, 2008
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I am so happy you found out. There is so much releif to finally know whats wrong. I too thought I had IC, that was one of my first guesses. You have a bright future. A friend of mine just got diagnosed with IC and she is on her 4th treatment. SHe has never felt better. There is no cure but there are ways to deal and live with IC, comfortably too. Best Wishes to you and I am so happy you have your answers
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replied January 6th, 2008
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This is for Nanook1...I too had vaginal burning...six doctors and many tests later, one smart doctor found an infected polyp behind my cervix.. there was no bleeding but I felt a little swollen deep inside my vagina....I had pelvic cramping also..be sure to cauterize all polyps to keep them from returning...
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replied January 8th, 2008
Could it be BV? Itching, burning (inside and out). I had the same prob for years - couldn't figure what I was doing wrong. All tests at doctor would come back negative. So I saw a nateuropath and found out i have a wheat allergy - as soon as I started a wheat free diet, it disappeared, after years of agony! I also had a friend who had the same problem with yeast infections and as soon as she stopped having wheat it went away.
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replied February 8th, 2008
It could be Vulvodynia. I have it and the pain your describing is what I did have before I was put on medicine. You need to see a doctor to diagnose it though.
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replied February 11th, 2009
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hi i have had this burning on and off for over a year now! i just recently had surgery for endometriosis and now the burning has gotten worse...the doc keeps saying its just a yeast so every week im using monastat and its not working i have no std's and i really dont think this is yeast i dont believe that yeast can come bk every week when u just fineshed treatment!...my urine is fine i was checked so wat could this be its making every little thing difficult...i dont wanna have sex any more becuase of this and im the type that loves to dress nice but now all i want to do is dress in baggy joggers im sick of this. any one have any ideas?
thank you!
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replied March 1st, 2009
Hello burning burning....
I was told I had vaginal warts! My partner was not happy! He made sure he did not have them and now for 5 months I have not had sex for fear of spreading them! I had them frozen twice and was treated with aldera!the treatment left me in lots of pain and after freezing also still the burning and bumps were there! I trusted my family doc to be correct! I had been checked by 5 docs and nurses all of them not finding the bumps to be warts! Well now I am convinced they are not warts!! I am going in for one more exam and I will just have to believe this doctors findings! I cannot afford the cash payments! I lost my job and have no health insurance and also going through a divorce and my Mother just passed away! I think stress bumps!!! But the burning and itching is a mystery!! I feel they are cysts! But why the burning??? Is so frustrating!! After my hub and I seperated I found a wonderful person and now no sex!!! Such a pain!! Literally!!
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replied February 29th, 2012
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just a few days b4 christmas 2011, i got up to pee and had severe pain doing so. went to the doc same morning and they tested urine, said it was a urine infection and gave me 1 week of antibiotic. during this week, the pain while urinating went away but i had more trouble than ever before. i began to have severe pain inside and outside of my vagina and then the labia majora and labia minor began to swell so much, i could not even wear my underwear. i went back to the doctor and he took a swab test, gave me presc for some cream. i used this cream and things just got worse. i kept swelling down there and gosh i thought the pain was going to kill me for my period came and it got 10 times worse. went back again to doc and the swab test came back negative. the doc was confused so once again gave me another cream to buy. i was so desperate that i would have bought anything although i have no coverage and it cost big money! not only that, it was now christmas time and i was now absolutely unable to wear my underwear or pants. the holidays were very unpleasant bcuz of this. new years came and my bday in the beginning of january which i had been planning for soooo long but nothing had gotten better. i went back again, they did another swab and results showed no yeast. i cannot believe they just said they didn't see anything wrong and that was it. i felt like so hopeless that i'd rather die than go through this. i decided to go to a walk in clinic instead of my so called family doctor and over there a doc said it could be an infection of the uterus lining. gave me some expensive med to buy and in 6 days out of the 10 there was no relief. i went back and he said that maybe he was wrong. almost 3 months of suffering and then by the grace of God i finally got to see a gyne. by this time i have started having hemmoroids swollen and pushed out even without being constipated. and a rash in the opening of the labia lip which i saw after having done the ultrasound so i am assuming its something they used to put up the wand there. anyways the gyne asked me all the questions i asked myself for the last 7 weeks and after checking me down there, she actually said, she does not see anything to be concerned about. she put me on some yeast tablet which i used before and so far there is no change. i am so fed up and so tired. all i want is for this to be over. no one has been able to help me and though i have faith in the Lord, not even my faith is helpful. my husband is very supportive but its only so much a person could handle. i have become a prisoner in my own body. with all the medical expertise we have here, it hard to accept no one could help. what am i to do if they can't help me, just live with this from now on? besides the pain, the burning, the soreness, not being able to wear underwear, go out, i mean it also negatively affects my marriage...i am so fed up...is there anyone out there who have anything to add that could be helpful??? I AM SO DESPERATE.
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replied June 26th, 2012
-Trauma
-Infection
-Irritation from ointments and soaps
-Allergy to semen
-Rough or prolonged sexual intercourse
-Gonorrhea
-Streptococcus infection
-Staphylococcus infection
-E. coli infection
-Trichomonas infection
-Monilia infection
-Cysts of Gartne's duct
-Endometriosis
-Carcinomawomen often have too much sex, and the vag starts to hurt. it causes the swelling.
-I also heard about something called IC look it up it might help.
Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_might_cause _vaginal_swelling#ixzz1ywykS8z2
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replied July 2nd, 2012
after 6 months of horror and hell, finally was able to see a vulvar specialist who confirmed what i thought all along.. it is vulvodynia. no known cause no cure.
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