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Is this Lichen Sclerosis or not?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 15, 2007
  • 05:36 PM

Hello to all.

I am a young woman (20 y.o.).
A year ago I began to experience pain at the beginning of the intercourses.

After the biopsy, the laboratory sent the answer to my doctor which said:

Bedroom Diagnosis:
Lichen sclerosis atrophicus

Microscope check:
Received a piece of tissue 0.2 cm in diameter. White. 1/1

Microscope check:
Fragment of vulvae mucosa covered by squamous epithelium with foci of reactive changes.
Stroma shows foci of nonspecific chronic inflammatory infiltrate.

The doctor gave me the Dermovate cream which didn't help with the pain.
Few months after I stopped using Dermovate I have found the way not to experience pain. Since then I don't use Dermovate and don't experience pain.

But later when I changed my gynecologist, the other doctor read the results of this biopsy and said that I do not have lichen sclerosis! That women who have lichen sclerosis usually have very thin and dry skin and they are usually much older than me. And I, probably, have Melanosis, but not Lichen Sclerosis.

Tell me please if this is true or not? Do I have Lichen sclerosis or, as my present doctor says, no?

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  • Please forgive any words not spelled correctly. I went to the dermotologist just about two weeks ago for what I thought were dry skin patches. I have always had sensitive skin with break outs at the drop of a hat. A biopsy was taken and he rattled off this condition that he thought it might be. Well, when the report came back it was litchen sclerosus et atrophicus. Later I thought that I had used an exfolicating product during December and wondered if that caused this or if it could have caused my skin to resemble this condition. Anyway, I followed up with a visit to my ob gyn and was told that I looked normal after being examined. The ob gyn said that he had seen this in older patients. I am in my fifties so maybe I am in that class now. Anyway, the dermotogist gave me a gel to rub on my skin patches and it is slowly getting better. I also asked the gyn if the biopsy could be incorrect and the reply was no. So here I sit just wondering if a mistake has really been made or not.
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    • January 24, 2008
    • 03:31 PM
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