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What proportion of estrogen and testosterone do you prescribe when treating patients with lichen sclerosis?
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Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No testosterone
It was found some time ago that testosterone isn't a good treatment.
Lots of side effects, like deepened voice and hair growth. Steroid ointment like clobetasol or halog are better choices. Estrogen simply does not work on this condition, which is not the same as atrophic vaginitis. We now use the term "vulvar dystrophy" to describe lichen sclerosis and the related hypertrophic conditions.

In brief: No testosterone
It was found some time ago that testosterone isn't a good treatment.
Lots of side effects, like deepened voice and hair growth. Steroid ointment like clobetasol or halog are better choices. Estrogen simply does not work on this condition, which is not the same as atrophic vaginitis. We now use the term "vulvar dystrophy" to describe lichen sclerosis and the related hypertrophic conditions.
Dr. Casey Younkin
Dr. Casey Younkin
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Clobetasol
Honestly, hormonal therapies are usually not themost effective treatment for lichen scleroris.
A high potency steroid cream like clobetasol is often more effectice.

In brief: Clobetasol
Honestly, hormonal therapies are usually not themost effective treatment for lichen scleroris.
A high potency steroid cream like clobetasol is often more effectice.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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