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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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Can i be pregnant e iam in menopause for 5 years?

Can i be pregnant e iam in menopause for 5 years?

Unlikely: Are you sure you are in menopause as you are only 45 yrs old. If you are for sure in menopause (confirmed by high fsh level in your blood); then you cannot be pregnant. ...Read more

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Why does menopause occur?

Why does menopause occur?

Ovaries stop working: Physiologically, menopause occurs when the ovaries stop producing eggs, and then stop making estrogen. If you are asking teleologically why this occurs, it is because, from an evolution point of view, it is not advantageous for a species to produce offspring at an older age when they are not likely to live long enough to have the offspring survive (life expectancy was ...Read more

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Am i on the menopause quiz?

Menopause: Is one year without menses due to loss of estrogen production from the ovary. Average age is 52 but sx leading up to this can last 5 yrs. It can range from heavy, irregular bleeding to spacing and gradual loss of menses. Hormonal fluctuations can range from an occasional hot flashes to severe flashes creating insomnia and mood problems. See peimenopause, good luc. ...Read more

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Is 44 to young for menopause?

Menopause age: No, early menopause is before the age of 35. Half of women will be menopausal by the age of 51 and half enter menopause after 51. Menopause is when there has been no period for one year. It can also be diagnosed by blood tests. There are other reasons for not bleeding so seeing a clinic can help with making the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why causes menopause in women?

Why causes menopause in women?

Menopause: Menopause is a normal medical issue as you get older. Most often after age 40 and before age 55. If your periods are irregular or stopped completely you need to see a Gynecologist as soon as you can. Once under control, the next many years (maybe another 60 for you) will be enjoyable. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of menopause?

What are symptoms of menopause?

Age-ist stereotyping: Menopause is the end of periods (for 1 yr) due to decline in functioning of the ovaries over many years. Around then other symptoms may occur due to disease, 'passage of time' or changes in endocrine glands, eg, thyroid. They're not reasons to mock, treat women poorly at home or on the job. Seeing gyn provider is a good start to sort out what is occurring and what to do to improve, maintain health. ...Read more

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