I'm burning and my doctor says nothing is wrong help me please

Posted , 7 users are following.

Every time my partner and I have sex I get a horrible burning sensation inside my vagina and it feels sore just out side it too. My doctor has checked me a few times now and says all my tests are negative when it comes to infections and other problems that can happen down there.

1 like, 10 replies

Report / Delete

10 Replies

  • Posted

    Has your doctor taken any swabs? If your doctor is not being thorough, maybe you'd be better going to A&E where you will be examined properly

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Sometimes I don't like doctors because they make you feel its all in your head, when it's not. Even a female gyno I visited many years ago, just told me to use it or loose it. not much fun when it hurts so bad.

    ?After being on this site I realzed that the gyno was right about not having AV and some one else discussed pain on penatration which made more sense. 

    See a gyno if you can and also keep reading more because you never know when somebody elses symptoms will make sense to you about what it goin on. Check out the Dyspareunia help as well

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Your experience sounds like mine. I'm post menopausal. A doctor told me I had atrophic vaginitis and it turns out I was making it worse by using coconut oil for lubricant! It actually dries the tissue. I began using a product called Yes! In the water based form and my experience is better. I use an applicator 3 days a week with about 1/2 inch of the Yes lubricant in it and then when I have sex. 

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      It doesn't hurt to try although being so young it's not usually atrophic vaginitis. As other posters have mentioned, there are other issues like dyspareunia or vaginitis from another source. I'd definitely get a second opinion from another gynecologist 

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Are you on birth control pill?Some of them (progestin-only or low-dose estrogen) can lower your estrogen enough to cause atrophic vaginitis, like in menopause. Some birthcontrol pills might even cause vulva pain by lowering testosterone (your vulva also has testosterone receptors).

      And if you don't take birth control pills, do you have a regular cycle? Are you ovulating? Could you have your hormone levels checked to make sure you have enough estrogen? Low estrogen (or testosterone) is just one of many things that could cause your symtoms but it might be worth investigating.

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I had this 4 years ago. Horrible burning sensation on anything touching that area that developed into a continuous burning. Doctors tested for all infections and took a vulval biopsy and found nothing. However, my doctors knew about vulvodynia which is a condition of the nerves in that area. It can be caused by physical or chemical trauma or repeated infection (mine was due to reappeared and persistent thrush) but can sometimes occur for no identifiable reason. The nerves become hyperactive and over sensitive so that any slight touch is detected as pain. You need to see a gynochologist or dermatologist who specialises in vulvodynia. Unfortunately, the more you provoke the nerves the worce it will get, so you need to stop sex. I had to stop sex for 1.5 years. I cured my vulvodynia over that time with a combination of powerful nerve numbing drugs (amytriptylene), acupuncture, pelvic floor exercises and manual desensitisation (retrain the nerves to register touch as touch and not pain by gradually building up the touch, starting with a very soft touch and gradually, every day, increasing the duration and pressure until you can finally insert and finger, then two, then a penis). There is also a wonderful soothing gel you can apply, using natural pain reducing and anti inflammatory substances, called saginil gel. It takes time and patience, but it is possible to cure it.
    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up