Vaginal Burning Specialist

MonaLisa Touch Boston -  - Medical Aesthetics

MonaLisa Touch Boston

Medical Aesthetics & Women's Health located in Brookline, MA

A burning sensation in your vagina can make everything from urinating to intercourse extremely uncomfortable. If you’re experiencing symptoms, seeing a healthcare professional is important. MonaLisa Touch Boston is pleased to offer guidance and effective treatments for women in the New England area who are experiencing these unpleasant symptoms.

Vaginal Burning Q & A

What causes vaginal burning?

Vaginal burning isn’t a condition or illness itself, but a symptom an underlying cause. It can derive from a variety of conditions and factors, including:

  • Bacterial vaginosis: an infection that also causes inflammation, discharge, and a foul odor
  • Chemical irritants: products and substances containing chemicals, such as condoms, contraceptive foams, creams, douches, fabric softeners, laundry detergents, scented toilet paper, soaps
  • Menopause: the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle that causes decline in estrogen levels
  • STDs: sexually transmitted diseases, such as chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, and gonorrhea
  • Vaginal candidiasis (yeast infection): an infection that happens when a type of yeast called candida grows excessively
  • Vaginal atrophy: the drying, inflammation, and thinning of vaginal walls due to estrogen decline
  • Vulvodynia: pain in areas of the vulva, including the labia, clitoris, and vaginal opening, which may be caused by nerve damage or irritation, muscle spasms, genetic factors, antibiotic use, allergies, or history of sexual abuse

How common is vaginal burning?

Many women experience a burning sensation in the vagina from time to time. Experts estimate that about 3 out of 4 women have pain during intercourse at some point in their lives, and vaginal burning can be one of the causes. Persistent or severe symptoms can come from common conditions, such as low estrogen levels after menopause.

How is vaginal burning treated?

Treatment for vaginal burning varies, depending on the cause. If you have an infection, such as an STD or yeast infection, for example, symptoms should improve with proper medication. If you have low estrogen levels, you may benefit from hormone or laser therapy. A medical exam and discussion of your symptoms, health history, and family medical history can help your doctor determine the cause, as well as the ideal form of treatment.

How can MonaLisa Touch help?

MonaLisa Touch can help reduce vaginal burning associated with aging, menopause, and conditions such as vaginal atrophy. The medical laser delivers controlled energy to tissues in your vaginal region, stimulating the cells to produce more collagen. This restores the tissue, leading to less dryness, irritation, and related symptoms, such as pain during intercourse. The safe and gentle procedure takes only a few minutes per session.