So I've been taking birth control for about 4 months. Since I started my period has been really weird as I expected but now I think it may be causing external vaginal burning. My period lasts for 5 days, the first three I bleed brown and kind of clotty. The fourth day I hardly bleed if any at all and the 5th day it's red. I often experience burning as well and even though its particularly bad around my bleeding, it happens randomly all month. The burning is only around my labia minora and clitoral areas, nothing actually inside my vagina. My question is are these things related, why am I experiencing the burning sensations, how can I permanently stop the burning and will the strange blood color and pattern stop? I currently use body cooling wipes by poise but they only help the problem so long before they stop working. Any permanent solutions?