Lichen Sclerosus Symptoms | Cincinnati Women’s Health Doctors

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Lichen Sclerosus is a skin condition that primarily affects the vulva and anus regions. It is sometimes misdiagnosed as recurrent yeast infections. At Amy Brenner, MD & Associates, we have helped countless patients improve or eradicate their symptoms of Lichen Sclerosus. Learn about these symptoms below.

Lichen Sclerosus Symptoms 

On average, 50% of those with Lichen Sclerosus are asymptomatic, but it’s still important to seek treatment to prevent long-term complications.

The most common symptoms of Lichen Sclerosus early in the disease are:

  • Severe Itching
  • Burning
  • Changes in color or texture of the vulv

As it progresses, other symptoms may include:

  • Smooth or wrinkled patches on your skin
  • Scarring, particularly on the clitoris
  • Discomfort from sexual intercourse
  • Decreased sensation
  • Tearing or bleeding from intercourse
  • Trouble achieving orgasm

Over time when left untreated, there is a risk of the lips of the vagina possibly becoming scarred and fused together, creating the need for corrective surgery.

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The average onset of symptoms is 2.5 years, so if you start to notice changes like itching, discomfort, or pain with intercourse, you should see your gynecologist for an exam. The only way to accurately diagnose Lichen Sclerosus is with a skin biopsy. 

Learn more about Lichen Sclerosus symptoms and treatments available at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates. 

We have patients who visit us from all over the country for our specialized Lichen Sclerosus treatments. Our team understands how difficult this condition can be on your health and wellbeing, and we work hard to create a personalized treatment plan for your needs and symptoms. 

As a medspa and medical practice in the Cincinnati region, we have the unique ability to not only boost your overall health, but also help you enhance your outer beauty with aesthetic treatments.  

We offer a warm, friendly environment while providing the highest quality aesthetic treatments and wellness plans to help you look great and feel great. 

Get started today by using our virtual consultation tool or scheduling an appointment. 

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