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What causes vaginal burning?

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Dr. Som Biswas

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Posted on Fri, 22 Aug 2014 in Vaginal and Uterus Health
Question: I have had vaginal burning on the external skins for a month. I have seen a couple doctors. One said its irritation from some product I use like soap or detergents. Another doctor said bacterial vaginosis. I finished my medicine last night for the bv and still have the burning. Almost like the medicine did nothing. What do u think is the most likely cause for my problem? Also if it is burning due to irritants how long will it take to go away after discontinuing the product?
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Answered by Dr. Som Biswas 2 hours later
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Hi,

Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns.


Vaginal burning can have a lot of causes like irritating substances to urinary tract infection.

We have to find the exact cause.

Can you upload a picture of the place so that I will have a better idea about what exactly it is.

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Dr. Som MD
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Follow up: Dr. Som Biswas 9 hours later
No I'm not putting a picture of my private online. I will go see another gynecologist. You never did answer how long it would take for the skin to heal if its being irritated by a product and that product is stopped being used. In other words if I stopped using the product today how long would it take for the burning to go away? My urine sample was normal.
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Brief Answer:
Sure

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Dear      XXXXXX,

Sure, you have the full right to NOT put up a picture online.

Yes, it will be good if you show a gynecologist.

It can take a week to 10 days for the area to heal depending on the product chemical used.

Regards,

Dr. Som MD
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