Causes of Vaginal Burning


Having a sensation of burning pain in your vagina can cause considerable discomfort, especially during sexual intercourse. If your vaginal burning is accompanied by an abnormal discharge, bleeding other than during your period, or you notice sores in your genital area, you may need medical evaluation. According to the National Library of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic, causes of vaginal burning include sexually transmitted diseases and other infections.

Hygiene Products

If you use scented feminine hygiene products including tampons, pads or vaginal sprays; or if you use douches or other cleansers, these products can irritate your vagina and cause a burning sensation.

Yeast Infections

Yeast infections, also called candidiasis or moniliasis, result from an overgrowth of fungus in your vagina and can cause vaginal burning and intense itching in your genital area.


Having sexual intercourse without sufficient lubrication may cause feelings of vaginal burning during or after having sexual intercourse.


If you have a latex allergy, you may experience a sensation of burning in your vagina if your partner used a latex condom during sex.


Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as genital herpes or genital warts may cause you to have vaginal burning and soreness as a result of lesions caused by these diseases.


If you have a urinary tract infection (UTI), bacteria from your rectum or urinary tract can also grow in your vagina and cause inflammation and a burning sensation.

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