Literally. I have a burning problem. My vagina burns for hours, sometimes days, with really no explanation. I noticed it most when I was out of town for Christmas and spent many hours sitting in cars, sitting in restaurants, sitting in movie theaters. Whenever I sit for long periods of time, especially on hard seats or in seats where I can't move around very much, my vagina starts to burn. Even though I say that it happens mostly when I sit for a long period of time, it also happens at completely random moments (or so far as I can tell) when I haven't been sitting. And there's really no explanation for it. Naturally, I'm paranoid about getting yeast infections, so sometimes I think I have a yeast infection. I'm starting to be able to tell the difference though. I can't explain it, but the burning problem is not the same as a yeast infection.
I told my physical therapist about the burning problem and she has made two suggestions:
1) Put an icepack right on the area kind of like you're icing a pulled muscle, and 2) put lidocaine in my vagina twice a day. Lidocaine is a gel that is supposed to numb the area. At first she wanted me to try soaking a cotton ball in lidocaine and putting that in my vagina. That just did not work for me. It felt like my vagina was being plugged up and I could not stand it. So now I just put it in with my finger. The downside to this is that I have to wear a pantyliner or I'll get gel all over my underwear. The intent of using lidocaine twice a day is more of a long-term goal. It's supposed to make me less sensitive over time, so it's not necessarily supposed to work right when I put it in.
Do these methods work? I don't know. The icepack feels good at the time, but when I take it away, the burning is still there. I haven't been doing the lidocaine for very long, so maybe it's affects have not shown yet, however, it's supposed to be numbing right? Well when it's in there, I don't feel numb at all. Is that normal?
Anyone else have this unexplainable, indescribable burning vagina problem?