Burning around outside of vagina

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Month after month, I found myself in another dull, brightly lit room with my back against the cold medical exam table, my feet locked in stirrups. I knew the drill. The gynecologist would examine me and tell me whether or not I had an infection. Neither helped. With each round of meds, the fire only grew stronger.

What causes burning in the vagina?

Disorders of the Vulva: Common Causes of Vulvar Pain, Burning, and Itching | ACOG

We include products we think are useful for our readers. If you buy through links on this page, we may earn a small commission. Vaginal itching and irritation is common. However, persistent itching, burning, and irritation may be a sign of infection or another underlying condition. These symptoms may begin suddenly or grow in intensity over time. The burning and irritation may be constant, or it may worsen during an activity like urination or sexual intercourse.

What Causes Vaginal Burning, and How Is It Treated?

The external female genital area is called the vulva. The outer folds of skin are called the labia majora and the inner folds are called the labia minora. If you see changes on the skin of the vulva, or if you have itching, burning, or pain, contact your gynecologist or other health care professional. Your health care professional may examine you, ask you questions about the pain and your daily routine, and take samples of vaginal discharge for testing.
Back to Health A to Z. Vulvodynia is persistent, unexplained pain in the vulva. The vulva is the female genital area including the skin surrounding the opening of the vagina. Vulvodynia can become a long-term problem that's very distressing to live with, but much can be done to help relieve the pain.