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Old 06-16-2008, 06:14 PM   #1
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vulodynia v. lichen sclerosis

I've been reading some of the comments on people suffering from both vulvodynia and lichen sclerosis. I've been to 3 obgyn's and a derm. to find out what is causing my uncontrollable itching and staining/bleeding. One of the ob doc's thinks it is vulvodynia and I just saw an MD today that thinks it might be lichen sclerosis. I'm looking into seeing another ob for clarification. It seems like everytime I get symptoms I get bleeding that coincides. Just wondering if anyone else does. This first presented a year and a half ago. I thought I was done with this because over the winter I had no symptoms. This week the severe itching and bleeding came back. I use benedryl and clobetisol to relieve symtoms to a point. But I don't even know for sure which diagnosis is correct. I've been tested to STD's, diabetes, thyroid, fungal, bacterial,parasytic etc. All clear. So I'm guessing that I do have one of these two things. I also had a punch biopsy done last summer during a symptomatic time. I don't recall any mention of lichen sclerosis. That was a new one for me. Anyone that has more info fore me or can relate I'd appreciate any feedback. I am desperate!

 
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Old 06-17-2008, 06:22 AM   #2
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Re: vulodynia v. lichen sclerosis

Here is what i read about these conditions lichen sclerosus is a painful skin condition that typically affects the vulva and anus In women, LS falls under the general category of vulvodynia It is not a contagious good luck
You can try perienal wash it is a lotion that helped me after i had an ablation to control burning or itching

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Old 06-18-2008, 01:35 PM   #3
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Re: vulodynia v. lichen sclerosis

Thanks for the feedback. I go to another ob tomorrow to see if his diagnosis lines up with the last two. All I know is I can't live on clobetisol and benedryl forever! Thanks again.

 
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