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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?
Is there something natural available to relieve and preferably cure lichen sclerosis? I'm not interested in allopathic drugs.
I'm hoping for something natural to ease the discomfort when my skin tears or gets itchy sours and my dream come true would be so
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, I am not aware of any natural remedies for lichen sclerosis. Also lichen sclerosis is a diagnosis that needs to be made by a health care professional by doing a biopsy of the area. It is important to make sure that there aren't other potential causes such as vaginal cancer although it is quite uncommon. Lichen sclerosis can be treated with a topical corticosteroid but one that has a stronger potency that the corticosteroids found over the counter at the pharmacy. After treatment for 4-6 weeks you will only need to apply it to the area 1-2 times weekly to maintain the improvement. Vaginal estrogen can help the symptoms too. It is possible that natural remedies such phytoestrogen supplements used for menopause may be helpful but i don't think that has been studied. Clobestasol is the name of the corticosteroid that can be used to treat lichen sclerosis. If you find something natural that works please do post on the bulletin board. ...Read more
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
Going through menopause, everything drying out including hair.Getting little blisters, itching and burning on lips around my mouth, haven't been exposed to oral herpes?
B vitamin/coconut oi: In my clinical experience, I have found that adding a b50 supplement daily may make a significant difference in preventing blisters around the lips that are not herpes. Coconut oil would also be a good addition to the diet, and even applied to the blisters. It has anti bacterial, anti viral and anti fungal properties. It also makes an excellent conditioner for dry hair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get checked: Bleeding, even spotting, after completed menopause is never normal. It could be caused by anything from excessive dryness and friction with your exercise, to an infection, to serious problems including cancer. If it has been a year or more since you have stopped having monthly periods, any new bleeding or spotting is cause for concern and should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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