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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more
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
Is light spotting two years post menopause something to worry about. Using vagifem for lichen sclerosis. Normal pap two weeks ago?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Longstanding lichen sclerosis -get frequent atypical yeast infections only responds to oral fluconazole/returns 3-4 weeks after i stop meds. Why?
Minor skin problem: Most lichen planus just happens, and is managed by topical medicines such as glucocorticoids. It can be severe and/or effect the mouth and/or other mucosal surfaces. Some people who have lichen planus have it as a complication of hepatitis C and if the latter can be cured, the former remits. Otherwise, it's dumb luck. Hope you are able to have it managed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lichen sclerosis..My vulva minora are almost gone I am on a steroid cream. If i take the Plan B pill, ec , will it have detrimental effects?
Lichen sclerosis: This condition is difficult to treat. Potent, prescription topivcal corticosteroids are the mainstay of treatment and most respond somewhat. Other treatments are available, including those containing hormobes, and do have potential side effects. One should discuss these options with their doctor prior to starting treatment. ...Read more
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
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