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Vulvar burning is not necessarily related to a UTI. It could be a STD such as HSV, it could be a contact dermatitis, or even a parasitic disease such as scabies - the best thing to do is to have an ob/gyn evaluate her. Also, if a UTI was diagnosed - was a urine culture also done to confirm the urine bacteria? Take care.
All gyn tests for every possible infection came back negative. She was thouroughly evelauated by an ob/gyn. They said they could see some irritation but that was it. Everything was negative. Then a few days later, she tested positive for a UTI, but I don't think they sent it to the lab like they should have.
She's going back to the gyn Thursday, but the internest said if it continues to go to a urologist. Since she definitely had the UTI and some of those symptoms did go away, I just want to know if the intermittent vulvar burning could be related. Thank you.
Lab work came out negative for any yeast infections. They assumed it was a yeast infection in the beginning and put her on a vaginal cream and an oral yeast imfrction med, which obviously turned out not to be necesaary. She hasn't been using any new products, clothing, etc.1. Do you think she needs another gyn visit, a urologist or both?
2. What else could it be? 3.Could it just be irritated from all of the antibitocs( the bactrim was the third one she tried) and yeast infection med? 4. Is that possible?
5. Could it just go away as asuddenly as it started?
A urologist really does not deal with the vulva area - only an ob/gyn would. Also, this could be from just about anything - if she was older - menopausal I would get a biopsy of the area (a small punch biopsy) and have a pathologist take a look at it under the microscope. If not yeast, or anything else, sometimes a steroid (very mild steroid) cream such as hydrocortisone might help.