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I have vulvar lichen sclerosis. I used a steroid cream twice…

Hi. I have vulvar...

Hi. I have vulvar lichen sclerosis. I used a steroid cream twice a week if few

Doctor's Assistant: When were you prescribed steroid? How severe were any side effects?

Montgs. Haven’t used anything for few weeks because slight itching I had before has disappeared. Is there hsrn

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about sclerosis?

Harm in not using anything?

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No severe side effects. No severe symptons No

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I saw my gynaecologist. She had me on the cream for few
Months. I see her in s few months but haven’t used cream for 6-8 weeks because itching has gone. Any harm in leaving it?
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Don’t need to call thx. Pls respond here. Thx.

I'm sorry you have Lichen Sclerosis. There is no harm in not treating it if you have no symptoms. What is your age? You could have a spontaneous remission.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I am a very young “67”. On no medication other than melatonin to help with sleep.

We don't know what causes this, but treatment can be with steroid creams, CO2 Laser. Discuss the Laser option with your GYN.

There is a very small chance that Lichen Sclerosis converts to cancer, with or without any treatment. This would require that you have frequent evaluations, at least every 6 months and it any changes then appropriate treatment started. If you are asymptomatic, there is no real need for treatment.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thanks. One more question. Assuming the architecture of the area continues to erode, does this affect bladder et all ?
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
does continuous use of the steroid cream cause harm to body?

Usually not the bladder, but it can spread in your vagina or adjacent skin. Continous use of Steroids helps with any itching/irritation but does not cause harm to the rest of your body.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Done. Thank you.

You are welcome.

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