What other symptoms might occur with a vaginal burning sensation?
A vaginal burning sensation may occur with other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. For example, a vaginal burning sensation due to a yeast infection generally occurs with a thick, white vaginal discharge with a texture that resembles cottage cheese.
Symptoms that may occur along with a vaginal burning sensation
Vaginal burning may accompany other symptoms including:
Fever due to an abscess or infection
Irritation of the vagina or genital area
Pain when urinating
Painful sexual intercourse
Rash on the skin of the genital area
Strong or persistent vaginal odor that may be described as a fish-like odor
Symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, such as hot flashes, mood swings, and irregular or loss of menstrual periods
Unusual or heavy and persistent vaginal discharge
Unusual vaginal bleeding or spotting
Vaginal or anal itching
Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition
In some cases, a vaginal burning sensation can be caused by or indicate a serious underlying condition, such as a urinary tract infection or sexually transmitted disease (STD). Seek prompt medical care if you have unexplained or persistent vaginal burning. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have the following symptoms:
What is a vaginal burning sensation?
A vaginal burning sensation is an abnormal condition of the vagina often caused by inflammation or infection of the vagina, genitals, or urinary tract. Because these structures are very closely located and related, what may feel like vaginal burning may actually be burning or discomfort occurring in the vulva or external genital area.
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What causes a vaginal burning sensation?
A vaginal burning sensation can be caused by a variety of mild to serious disorders, diseases and conditions that affect the vagina, cervix, genitals, or urinary tract. It can also be caused by physical factors in your environment. Depending on the cause, you may experience continuous vaginal burning or you may only feel burning or discomfort while urinating or during sex.