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Gluten Intolerance Lichen Sclerosus
Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more
Pale itchy patches: 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 and treatment is essential. ...Read more
Genital L. sclerosis: Best managed by GYN Dr. Lichen sclerosis most often involves genital skin and tends to develop after menopause. Prescription strength corticosteroid creams or ointments used daily for quite some time usually helps. U may need to follow-up using cream couple of times/week. Some need medication to affect body's immune response like tacrolimus or primecrolimus. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: See the DR first. Trust a skin specialist to define it for you. Then you can tell your mother or not tell her according to how you feel about it. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Lichen sclerosus is a skin atrophic change usually seen in the glans penis and commonly related with long-tight foreskin with recurrent chronic inflammation, but not always necessarily, and may cause urethral opening to narrow with retrotrusion resulting in so-called urethritis xerotica obliterans, which requires generous meatotomy and subsequent meatal dilation to keep it open. More? Ask Doc time ...Read more
I have lichen sclerosus quite bad I've tried various meds but nothing helped can you advise me what to do?
Dermatology consult: Dermatogists are best to tx this rare condition. We can prescribe certain steroidal and hormonal creams that are usually effective. ...Read more
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I have just got rid of a Bartholins cyst but now have a hard lump on my clitoris, I also have lichen sclerosus which is under control at the monent?
See doctor: The hard lump on the clitoris needs to be examined to see what it might be. Not likely something bad, but still should get checked out. ...Read more
White patches of skin on penis head, told its lichen sclerosus by a doctor. I did two courses (30 days each) of clobetasol propionat 0.05% no effect.
Bothering you?: Such skin change is not curable but manageable if symptomatic. Nonetheless, without a detailed history about its onset, duration, degree, progress, evolution, and sequence of events of all symptoms + a direct look at, it is hard to offer accurate diagnosis and advice. So, with these in mind, seek evaluation. ...Read more
Can lichen sclerosus happen to a circumcised penis as I been on numerous creams lotions over the years and biospy showed post inflammatory changes?
Yes: This is a diagnosis seen on the head (glans) of the penis, typically young boys. Antihistamine does not reduce the itch and does nothing for this. Hydrocortisone cream is fine if it helps, but probably won't. Best remedy is clobetasol ointment. If it helps, you may need it for a long time. Circumcision is not relevant. ...Read more
Can lichen sclerosus cause anal fissures? I have LS confirmed by biopsy on vulva & perineum with fissures but wondered if anal fissures are LS related?
Are there any blood tests to see what causes genital lichen sclerosus? My doc did a biopsy. What do they look for?
No blood test: Lichen sclerosis is a biopsy diagnosis not a blood test diagnosis. Generally the pathologist sees atrophic changes of the skin- there is a thinner epidermis with a thicker collagen area and there may be some inflammation. it is more common post menopausally and may respond to topical estrogens. It is a benign condition. ...Read more
1punch biopsy revealed lichen simplex chronicus on labia minora as had thickening-2 other vulval biopsies confirmed lichen sclerosus - can u hav both?
White blotches on vulva. Extremely itchy, intense at night. Scratched so much, made it worse. Have pics. Not std, lichen sclerosus? Pics available
What you described may be an intractable skin condition, manageable but not curable. See a competent trustworthy dermatologist timely. Meanwhile, topical use of Hydrocortisone cream for 1-2 weeks may ease itch, but preferably under professional supervision.
Best wish... ...Read more
Education: Improvement is based on gluten avoidance. You need to learn to scan the content info on foods you buy and visit websites that describe the gluten free lifestyle. Chance exposure will occur in some odd places, like gravies and other produce. Most beers and many other drinks may have gluten. As you educate yourself you will find substitute foods and many gluten free items. Life is OK but different ...Read more
Weight loss: If you are experiencing unexplained weight loss, gastrointestinal symptoms especially after having eaten gluten (usually in wheat), and even nerve problems (numbness, you should considered being tested for gluten intolerance. A simple blood test may provide the diagnosis (although not as definitive as an intestinal biospy) but you must be eating gluten for the test to be accurate. ...Read more
See your doctor: A detail history will be taken by your doctor, along with a physical exam. Then diagnostic tests should be done, including measuring anti gliadin antibodies. A total IgA also needs to be measured because if this is low you tests for celiac disease can be erroneously normal. A small bowel biopsy is confirmatory. ...Read more
Celiac disease: Gluten intolerance is called celiac disease. It is caused by the body forming antibodies (iga) to gluten. You have to have exposure to gluten before these antibodies can form. Fetuses may be exposed to gluten in utero but don't seem to make antibodies until they are born. Babies antibodies at birth come from the mother (igg from blood and IgA from breast milk). ...Read more
Yes: Testing for gluten intolerance, the cause of celiac disease, is usually first done by blood testing for anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies (ttga) or anti-endomysium antibodies (ema). If these tests are inconclusive, your doctor may recommend additional blood tests or an intestinal biopsy. ...Read more
A condition characterized by 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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