Lichen Sclerosus :: Reverse Fusion?

Jan 24, 2016

When I received my diagnosis a month or so ago, I spent a lot of time reading this forum and learned an overwhelming amount of information. One post that stood out was someone who had managed to somewhat reverse their fusion with a baking soda spray treatment. I can't find that post, or remember what thread it was posted on, and I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. If there is anyone else who has managed to reverse their fusion.

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Lichen Sclerosus :: Fusion Of Labia Minora And Majora

I am 33 years old and have just been diagnosed with LS.  I also have been diagnosed with vitiligo.  I really have no symptoms other than loss of color and a little bit of fusing of my minora to majora.  The doctor prescribed me Clobetasol to use twice a day and then he said we will monitor it and eventually use it twice a week.  Since I have not experienced pain with sex and my opening is good he told me to continue having sex.  I have really read nothing but horror stories online.  The doctor made it out like I will use this cream and it should control the LS.  I know this a life long diagnosis and there is no cure.  My question is...will my LS progress even with treatment?  Plus, what is a flare up? 

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Lichen Sclerosus :: Redness, Itching, Fusion / Adhesion And Use Of Steroids?

We are raw, irritated, red, have tears, hurt, sore, itch, and have white patches. We also have fusion and disappearance of some of our parts. Just by looking you can see it all happening except the fusing and disappearing parts.  It seems adhering occurs when you don't just appears one day. Is it occurring when we itch or when we are raw and irritated?  Do the white patches causes the adhering and covering over our parts?  Does the fusing happen at the white patches or can it happen anywhere else on the vulva where we don't have redness, white patches or itching ?  Then do we use it all over the vulva when we are free of flare-ups and using steroid once week?   When we are free of a flare-up where to we use the cream?  Do we use it where we had the irritation ? Do we use it where the scars are and the fusing is even though we are flare free?  I read we use the steroid to prevent further scarring and fusion, but I'm still not sure if the fusion is the result of the other symptoms and when we do maintenance with the steroid where do we put it?

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Lichen Sclerosus :: Clitoral Fusion Narrowing Of The Vaginal Opening - Remedies?

I have been diagnosed with lichen sclerosus in addition to vulvodynia. My main symptoms are clitoral fusion and narrowing of the vaginal opening. For some reason I haven't been able to find a steroid cream that I could use that doesn't cause me a horrible vulvodynia flare (feels like my entire pelvis goes into spasm) and was wondering if anyone had alternatives they use that have helped with this symptom.

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Lichen Sclerosus :: Low Sweet Intake

just been reading some of your comments and diet was mentioned, I try to have a healthy diet , don't eat a lot of spicy foods, I always buy fresh veg and only eat fruit like bananas that don't have much acid in. I must admit to having a sweet tooth and do like sweets and I have noticed more flare ups if I have lots of sugary foods. Try to keep my sweetie intake to a minimum which is hard because I think if you suffer from LS you need the occasional treat to cheer you up.. Maybe my fairly bland diet is helping to keep the LS stable

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Lichen Sclerosus :: Pain When Urinating

My Mother suffers from Lichen Planus, which I know is not exactly the same as Lichen Sclerosus. She has recently found urinating really painful. She has today found a convenient way to make things a bit easier. She fills a sports drinks bottle with warm water, and squirts this against herself when she urinates. It is soothing and also cleanses the area each time. hope this may help some people?

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Lichen Sclerosus :: How Does LS Affect Pregnancy?

I was diagnosed last year. I also had an early menopause as a teenager so we are looking into IVF to have a baby. I am struggling to find info on how LS affects pregnancy and birth if we are successful? Also thinking that the steroid cream can't be good for pregnancy?

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Lichen Sclerosus :: Clitoris Restoration?

I have questions about the clitoris being buried. My first LS breakout was about 7 months ago. Have had a couple less severe ones since. I've gotten tremendous relief and healing with the hydrogen peroxide/saline spray, and Caprylic MCT oil (derived from coconut oil) Didn't even know what the heck it was until I found this forum. Have not been to doctor but will make an appt. Noticing as I examine myself that area that my clitoris may be "disappearing" behind folds. I've been reading on this forum and wonder: does the steroid cream reverse the fusion a bit? Enough to free it again?

I had a friend who had a procedure to "free" her clitoris -- not an LS sufferer, but her architecture was such that it was covered up & couldn't climax with her husband all their married years. She finally did some research and found a doctor who specializes in this, and he said "you're 100% covered up". With a minor procedure, she is now normal down there and able to be satisfied with her partner.

I was just wondering if the steroid cream or perhaps this procedure could restore my clitoral area as well. It's been such a short time and my sex life was very satisfying just months ago! I'm 53, btw.

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Lichen Sclerosus :: Anaesthetic Gel Before Biopsy

I'm going to have a biopsy done in few weeks time. I was advised by the dermatologist to get some metope (sp?) gel and apply it 1/2 hour before the procedure. However, I look at the instructions and you have to put an air tight covering over the area once you've applied the gel - something like cling film I think. But how will that work on my fanjo?

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Lichen Sclerosus :: CO2 Fractional Laser And PRP

have any ladies had the CO2 fractional laser for LS? The reason I ask is that my dermatologist has finally given me the name of the laser they have suggested for my treatment as I'm struggling with the steroids/HPV warts cycle. They have suggested having the CO2 fractional laser followed a couple of hours later by PRP treatment. The dermatologist said they see the best results with ladies who have this combination on the same day.

over this last week my left labia minor has disappeared 😟 Completely and I have struggled to keep the itch at bay. Although the white patches have diminished. in the last week I had to use the Betnovate but after a day the itch/pain was so bad and not subsiding, that I used the dermovate, this I think was the only thing that helped with the itch eventually. But as I struggle to use these creams I have to be very careful as they induce warts. 

Hence the doctor has suggested I undertake the CO2 laser and PRP combination next week.

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Lichen Sclerosus Seems To Be Autoimmune Disease?

Does that mean that we women are more susceptible to viruses, respiratory infections, etc.? Do most follow  a certain diet ?

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Lichen Sclerosus :: Clitoris Tightness?

Was diagnosed a few weeks back and steroid cream helped loads but tonight I have what can only be described as a tightness to my clit ( sorry tmi) almost like it's being pulled back ...

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Lichen Sclerosus :: No Symptoms But Clitoris Going Away

I have NO symptoms and I do know how lucky I am not to suffer the way most people do. My inner lips just turned white and despite diagnosis and being given Dermovate they completely disappeared in around 2 years. And now my clitoris is going too. No itching, no fusion or adhesion. It is horrific to have nothing I can do simply watch helplessly as it goes. Has anyone else experienced anything like me? I feel quite the freak and so alone.

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Lichen Sclerosus :: Feeling Failure

I feel such a failure. I'm a trained nurse I give other people advice all the time yet I cannot help myself...let alone others. This is so difficult. I thought I was healthy. I eat well and have a positive disposition...well I used to. Will I ever be the same again?

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Lichen Sclerosus :: Labia Fusing

When I was diagnosed last month I had fusing toward the back of my labia minora to my labia majora. When looking today the fusing is getting worse and I almost have no labia minora. I am very upset tonight. Will it ever unfuse or is it gone forever? Freaking out!!!!

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Lichen Sclerosus :: Love And Sex - Always Single?

I wish that was so,but in the world i have been it,men want sex,you all have boyfriend commintments,i bet there isnt 1 person on this site that has had this terrible deisease was single and then found a loving man that was understanding.not likely!!!!.i have problems just like anyone else,but i cant think of what could be worse then this,oh wait yes i can,not ever being able to live in a place of my own,some man wrecked that for the rest of my life.i have about 3 problems in this life that will never ever go away,1 of them being this stupid disease.the other 2 can never be fixed either,but this one is the worst of the worst.why do we have this?i just dont get it.negetive or not,i know i am single for rest of my all have men i'm sure of it.or there is just a few of us that are on here that is single,i wonder if the ones that are single feel they will be single forever.there just has to be some answer to this.they have a so called cure now for hep c took years.well i will be long gone when they can fix this one.i wish i could be postive some how but really how?

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Lichen Sclerosus :: Estrogen Cream To Use?

So I saw my PCP yesterday. Hadn't been able to get in to her for two years. She was great at listening to me. Finally after 10 years with LS she is referring me to a gyn at the hospital. 

I want to ask for an estrogen cream. So my question to you all is what do you use on your vulva and do you have it compounded in something. If so what is it compounded with.

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Lichen Sclerosus :: Horse Riding ?

Hello, I am a 48 year old woman who was diagnosed with LS four months ago, having been suffering with increasing symptoms for over a year.  I started menopause early, aged 43 and as a result of a routine blood test for this also discovered that I have an underactive thyroid so take levothyroxine daily.  I've been managing the LS reasonably successfully in terms of daily comfort and sex life but as you can tell from the title of this post, I am an equestrian and this is where my real problem lies at the moment.  I have two horses and until several months ago rode at least 6 times a week.  As my symptoms were progressing and before diagnosis I tried everything to relieve the pain - vaseline, feminine pads, gel filled saddle savers etc.  If I space my rides and only go for a light hack I'm fairly ok, but any serious riding and I'm wrecked afterwards.  I have just purchased some cycling shorts with what was described as a 'perineal relief' pad in the gusset area - hoping I could put these on just before riding and take them off again if they help.  I have also gone so far as talking to a saddler (male, so that was fairly embarrassing) about the possibility of using a gel pad with a hole in the middle on top of my saddle.  He is having a think, but there are lots of ergonomic issues with balancing on top of a horse which also have to be considered.   Does anyone else here manage to ride (or even cycle) successfully using remedial padding or accessories of any description or am I facing a life without horses?

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Just Diagnosed Lichen Sclerosus - Is There A Cure?

Last week I had a biopsy and 3 days later it was confirmed I have Lichen Sclerosis. I had never heard of it until now,and I still feel as though I know nothing about it apart from the horror stories that I keep reading about on the internet. I feel so alone as I don't feel as though I can talk to anyone about it (apart from my husband, who is poorly with Multiple Myeloma so I really don't want to add to his worries) I know there is no cure, but is a normal life possible? will I always feel as though I am sitting on needles?

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Lichen Sclerosus :: Dermovate Will Work?

I've just been given diagnosis of lichen sclerosus and been told to use dermovate. I feel a change in clitoral area, does the use of steroid improve skin around this area? I still have great discomfort with burning and stinging!

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Lichen Sclerosus :: Gluten Free Bread?

Gluten free homemade bread in the bread maker great idea. But I really don't miss it now. I have got used to soup without bread and I only have to remember the bloating feeling I get and it puts off any urges which may occur. I eat handfuls of mixed seeds so getting my ration of those. I wish I could find a cookery book for LS sufferers. Maybe someone should write one.

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