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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


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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?

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 is done for vaginal lichen sclerosis?

What is done for vaginal lichen sclerosis?

See a Doctor: Vaginal lichen sclerosis can cause serious problems such as permanent scarring. Most of the time it can be treated with high-potency (strong) topical steroids. Patients need monitoring as the skin is at increased risk for vulvar carcinoma (skin cancer). Most often it is treated by a dermatologist or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Do I need a treatment for lichen sclerosis?

Consider it : Lichen sclerosis, especially in the genital area, can be quite painful and destructive over time. Treatment can help stop this. ...Read more

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Is it okay for people with lichen sclerosis to have intercourse?

Is it okay for people with lichen sclerosis to have intercourse?

Yes: The problem is not infectious. However, it sometimes makes the vulvar skin susceptible to small lacerations. ...Read more

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Any one familiar with mctd, specifically morphea and lichen sclerosis?

Any one familiar with mctd, specifically morphea and  lichen sclerosis?

Lichen Sclerosus: Corticosteroid ointments or creams are commonly prescribed for lichen sclerosus. Initially, you'll generally have to use cortisone creams or ointments on the affected skin daily. After several weeks, your doctor will likely recommend that you only use these medications twice a week to prevent a recurrence. Your doctor will monitor you for side effects associated with prolonged use. ...Read more

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I was just recently diagnosed with lichen sclerosis in the vagina can u tell me what it is?

I was just recently diagnosed with lichen sclerosis in the vagina can u tell me what it is?

Lichen Sclerosus: Lichen sclerosus (lie-kun skluh-row-sus) is an uncommon condition that creates patchy, white skin that's thinner than normal. Lichen sclerosus may affect skin on any part of your body, but most often involves skin of the vulva, foreskin of the penis or skin around the anus. ...Read more

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I've tried Ani itch cream for lichen sclerosis which went helped much. What causes this and is there a cure?

I've tried Ani itch cream for lichen sclerosis which went helped much. What causes this and is there a cure?

Here are some ...: The exact mechanism to cause lichen sclerosus is still unclear although some microscopic finding of chronic inflammation and scarring of skin has been observed. As a result, there has been no known specific treatment for it but "empirically" using topical steroid or some agents to suppress inflammation. I'm sure some effort to discover more specific, effective agents being under way. But when? ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...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