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Am I more likely to get lichen sclerosis if I have gone through menopause?

Am I more likely to get lichen sclerosis if I have gone through menopause?

Possibly: Lichen sclerosus is a skin disorder that occurs much more frequently in women than in men. It tends to occur most commonly when estrogen levels are low. Menopause is a time when estrogen levels decline. Fortunately, lichen sclerosus can be effectively managed using clobetasol, which is a steroid ointment. It is used sparingly during flares. ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Using clob/estrogen for lichen sclerosis -2 years constant fare ups- since menopause. Tried protopic. New dr. Started e&t and singular. Any feedback?

Using clob/estrogen for lichen sclerosis -2 years constant fare ups- since menopause. Tried protopic. New dr. Started e&t and singular. Any feedback?

Clobetasol 0.05%: If it's biopsy proven lichen sclerosis, clobetasol seems to be the best treatment. Estrogen is only used for atrophy (thin dry mucosal surfaces from low estrogen). Usually ls is a long term condition but if all else has failed, use the Protopic with careful follow-up with your doc. Testosterone rarely helps long term. Good luck with singular, i've not tried this for ls, interesting idea. ...Read more

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Is light spotting two years post menopause something to worry about. Using vagifem for lichen sclerosis. Normal pap two weeks ago?

Is light spotting two years post menopause something to worry about. Using vagifem for lichen sclerosis.  Normal pap two weeks ago?

Need ultraspund: Your spotting could be leftover from pap but to confirm an u/s would show if your uterine lining is too thick. If it is more than 4mm you need more testing to confirm no precancerous cells in lining. Risk factors: family history uterine cancer, obesity, postmenopause. ...Read more

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I have lichen sclerosis, my treatment from the doctors doesn't seem to be working, how can I get rid of it?

I have lichen sclerosis, my treatment from the doctors doesn't seem to be working, how can I get rid of it?

Lichen Sclerosis : Ls&a (lichen sclerosis et atrophicus) is generally treated in the short run using high potency topical steroids such as clobetasol ointment. Protopic ointment is often used as an alternative to topical steroids for long term management. Consult a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis and for further management. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Lichen sclerosis what medicine can I use to get rid of it. Using clobetasol propionate not helping for 3 wks?

Persistence: You are on the right medication. You should continue to use the clobetasol (2 or 3 times daily) - if your symptoms do not improve with 4 to 6 weeks of treatment with that medication, then return to your doctor for re-evaluation. Lichen Sclerosis can progress to a squamous cell cancer. ...Read more

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Diagnose 2 yrs ago w/ vulvar lichen sclerosis n 2008. Haven't bin ck'd since. Clitoris disapprng. Is this serious?

Possibly: Lichen sclerosis can cause significant genital scarring. Likely that is what is occurring to you. I would recommend that you follow up with you gynecologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What chinese medicine can I use for lichen sclerosis?

What chinese medicine can I use for lichen sclerosis?

Variable: Sitz baths are important. Herbs such as sephora root and stemona root are the mainstays of treatment from an naturopathic viewpoint. Allopathic treatments include topical testosterone and topical steroids of moderate to intense strength under the direction of a physician. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Harris
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Lichen Sclerosus (Definition)

Lichen sclerosus appears as itchy, pale, fragile patches of skin usually involving the external genitalia and perianal areas, but occasionally seen on the breasts or elsewhere. Most common in postmenopausal women, occasionally seen children and men. Untreated ls can cause permanent scarring so proper diagnosis ...Read more


Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more