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Burning down there!(3 Posts)
I’ve been tested for thrush and BV but both came back negative.
Yet I’m still experiencing burning sensations down below around the labia and opening of the V!
I’ve only had one sexual partner and we have been together 10 years. So I’d like to think it isn’t an STI but should probably get checked for that just incase I guess.
I had this issue last year and ended up on a 3 month course of thrush treatment which did settle the problem. Until now!
But it’s worrying me that it’s come back negative! If it’s not thrush or BV then what is wrong with me
I am not sure of your age, but it could be a symptom of the menopause.
Hope you get it resolved
There are a few things that can cause burning down there eg skin conditions like lichen sclerosis, eczema. There are also things like vulvodynia and vestibulodynia. If you go to a GUM clinic, they’ll do the STI tests and then (hopefully) refer you to a dermatologist or gynae if they come back negative, so definitely worth going to even if you think its probably not an STI. It’s also good to rule them out. I would also go to the gp and ask for an exam and a referral. You might have to be prepared to be a bit pushy, a lot of gps have v little knowledge of vulval conditions ime.